We want to thank all of our preceptors for their hard work and dedication! Read on for information on the advantages of precepting for CHA/PA, links to evaluations, and preceptor resources. Feel free to contact us with any curricular or general feedback as we value your opinion!
Preceptor Assessment of Students
The CHA/PA program utilizes an improved assessment method for clinical rotations. The O.R.I.M.E method
allows preceptors to assess student performance in a developmental approach. The assessment allows students to identify areas of improvement and strengths, guide their future educational goals, and provide a measure of their progress over three clinical years.
Please note that at the bottom of the completed O.R.I.M.E evaluation form, a percentage with be displayed. Please disregard that percentage; it does not reflect the student's clinical grade. In Typhon (the platform used to house the evaluation) the O.R.I.M.E evaluations are based upon a 5-point Likert scale and automatically assigned a percentage. As an example, if the student receives all "Rs" on their evaluation, which would be expected for a 1st year and some 2nd year students, then the percentage may indicate 40%. This does not accurately reflect what the Course Director is reviewing which is the student's progression across their three years of clinical rotations. Please disregard the displayed percentage.
Electronic Assessments: Log into Typhon
any CHA/PA Students.
Precepting is an integral piece in CHA/PA's education of PA students. Physicians (MD/DO), PAs, CNMs and Nurse Practitioners can precept. Clinical mentoring offers you the opportunity for professional and personal development while mentoring PA students at various stages of their clinical education. Modeling provided by preceptors, in all types of clinical settings, provides students with a tremendous learning experience.
You may elect to mentor our first year students who have basic clinical skills, our second year students who have advanced clinical skills, and/or our third year students who can become an integral member of your provider team.
One of the best ways to identify a future PA colleague for your practice is to provide clinical preceptorships in your office!
Interested in Precepting?
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
See our CME webpage
for a list of current educational opportunities!
Meet our Clinical Team
After graduating from the CU program in 2002, I worked in adult endocrinology, gastroenterology and internal medicine in Denver. I joined the CHA/PA faculty in 2005 where I served as 1st & 2nd year Clinical Coordinator for five years. Beginning in 2012, I was appointed as the Clinical Site Educator for the CHA/PA program. I truly enjoy visiting with preceptors and clinical sites and sharing the teaching experience.
I serve as the Clinical Coordinator scheduling, confirming, and corresponding with clinical sites and preceptors regarding clinical experiences for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year CHA/PA students. I received my Master of Human Relations degree from The University of Oklahoma. I enjoy working with people and helping individuals communicate and work together to achieve desired results. Janice.S.Baker@ucdenver.edu
As the Clinical Services Coordinator, I provide administrative support to the faculty, students, and preceptors. I work closely with preceptors to ensure all necessary affiliation agreements are in place and with students to obtain all required certifications. I also manage the rotation evaluation process. It is my goal to ensure our students receive the highest quality training experience while working in the community.
I am the Course Director for all of the clinical experiences in 1st and 2nd year, as well as the clinical rotations in the 3rd Year. In my role, I am responsible for assessing and grading student performance in a clinical experience or rotation. I am also the point of contact for preceptors with concerns and kudos about student performance in the clinical setting. I joined the CHA/PA faculty in 2016 after working in underserved medicine for 11 years and serving as a preceptor to CHA/PA students and CU medical school students for 8 years. I enjoy working with the students on their clinical skills and firmly believe that early clinical exposure reaps huge benefits for our students.Tanya.Fernandez@ucdenver.edu
The following videos, handouts, and websites provide extensive information on precepting education and training.
CHA/PA students have access to a clinical rotation database that provides guidance and instructions for specific rotations. Please email Janice.S.Baker@ucdenver.edu if you would like to add information for your practice.
The Effective Preceptor video, Effective Preceptor handout, by Stephen S. Davis, PhD, Director, Faculty Development, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine/Center for Osteopathic Research and Education