During the first afternoon of each rotation block the primary preceptor will be expected to meet with his/her assigned student(s) (preferably at their respective SNF sites).

Orientation Guide

The primary preceptor will do the following:

  1. Tour the facility with the student(s), orienting them to the locations of charts, other data repositories, therapy areas, available workspace/computers, places to store personal belongs, parking restrictions, etc.
  2. Introduce student(s) to key facility staff such as the DON, therapists, social workers, etc.
  3. Introduce student(s) to the patients they will be taking care of over the course of the rotation.  You will have consented these patients (and/or their families where appropriate) beforehand.
  4. Discuss your student's personal goals and objectives for the rotation and how you will help him/her meet those goals.

Throughout the rotation the preceptor will:

  1. Discuss potential project ideas early in the rotation with an effort to incorporate the student's personal goals.
  2. Incorporate EBM and basic sciences into clinical teaching and workshops.
  3. Be proactive in assisting the student with the completion of the clinical skills requirement checklists.