ATSU-SOMA Community Campuses

 

Interested in hosting or precepting an osteopathic medical student from the NWRPCA Regional Campus?

NWRPCA invites you to become part of this innovative program!

NWRPCA and its Region X State Primary Care Association partners have created an opportunity for Northwest health centers, affiliated hospitals and affiliated healthcare proviers to host an osteopathic medical student from A.T. Still University's SOMA community campus - known as the NWRPCA Regional campus. The NWRPCA Regional campus serves organizations throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  See more information on the A.T. Still SOMA/NWRPCA Regional Campus here.

Getting Started - Are you interested in inspiring the next generations of physicians to serve the underserved?

Prospective preceptors are asked to speak with their organizations and complete an Interest Survey; return information is on the form. A representative of the A.T. Still/NWRPCA Regional Campus will then contact you to answer any questions and begin the process! Resources for preceptors are found here. We accept inquiries on an ongoing basis. Do you have questions? Please contact Trish at 206-783-3004 x 20 or tbustos at nwrpca.org.

Overview of Program

Potential preceptors and health centers seeking to host an osteopathic medical student will be expected to:

• Complete the interest survey as noted above
• Identify organization and interested preceptor(s)/adjunct faculty within your organization
• Commit to an outpatient clinical rotation(s) based on availability (minimum commitment is four weeks)
• Meet with A.T. Still University NWRPCA Regional Campus staff

Preceptor/Adjunct Faculty will receive:

• Position as Adjunct Faculty - ATSU
• Access to university library website with resources such as Medline and MD Consult
CME hours
• Web-based resources on "best practices" for precepting

   
Other A.T. Still SOMA/NWRPCA Campus documents for download

View NWRPCA Precepting Webinar
CMHC Interest Survey
Preceptor/Adunct Faculty Application Form (Applications continually being accepted)


Additional questions? Please contact Trish at 206-783-3004 x 20 or tbustos at nwrpca.org 

Resources for Preceptors

Precepting Best Practices: A Guided Discussion -PPT - Full Webinar -  SP '10 NWRPCA Conference - Walls & Watts - 2010

Precepting at Your CHC - Full Webinar - SP '10 NWRPCA Conference - McWilliams & Watts - 2009

Providing Difficult Feedback: TIPS for the Problem Learner - The Annals of Family Medicine - Lucas & Stallworth - 2003

Priming Students for Effective Clinical Teaching - The Annals of Family Medicine - Grover - 2002

Managing the Difficult Learning Situation - The Annals of Family Medicine - Langlois & Thach - 2000

Evaluation Using the GRADE Strategy - The Annals of Family Medicine - Langlois & Thach - 2001

Evaluation as a Dynamic Process - Family Medicine Journal - LeBaron & Jernick - 2000

Sample Student Background Form - SP '10 NWRPCA Conference - Watts - 2010

Sample Student Orientation Checklist - SP '10 NWRPCA Conference - Watts - 2010

The One Minute Preceptor: Five Microskills for Clinical Teaching - Kay Gordon, MA; Barbara Meyer, MD, MPH; and David Irby PhD developed this teaching tool at the University of Washington