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Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program.

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Pinheiro, SO; Rushton, S; Konrad, TR; McLean, HS; Bartlett, KW; Blazar, M; Hibbard, ST; Barnett, JS
Published in: J Contin Educ Health Prof
July 19, 2023

INTRODUCTION: Health professions preceptors require skills and knowledge to effectively meet the educational needs of interprofessional students in clinical environments. We implemented a mini-fellowship program to enhance the knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy of preceptors teaching students and applying quality improvement (QI) methods across disciplines and patient care settings. METHOD: The design, implementation, and evaluation of the program were informed by the faculty development literature, principles of adult learning, and preceptor needs. The 3-day program included workshops on curriculum design, clinical teaching methods, QI, social determinants of health, cultural humility, and interprofessional teamwork. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods were used including preprogram and postprogram knowledge and self-efficacy surveys, along with end-of-session and program evaluations. RESULTS: Five annual cohorts involving 41 preceptors with varied demographics, professions, and clinical practices completed the mini-fellowship program. Participants' percentage of items answered correctly on a QI knowledge test increased from 79.2% (pretest) to 85.5% (post-test), a gain of 6.3% (90% CI: 2.9-9.7%; P < .003). The average QI self-efficacy scores improved from 2.64 to 3.82, a gain of 1.18 points on a five-point scale (P < .001). The average education/teaching self-efficacy increased from 2.79 to 3.80 on a five-point scale (P < .001). Ultimately, 94% would recommend the program to other preceptors. DISCUSSION: An interprofessional preceptor development program designed to train clinicians to effectively teach in the clinical setting and to conduct QI projects with students was achievable and effective. This program can serve as a model for academic centers charged with training future health care workers and supporting their community-based preceptors' training needs.

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J Contin Educ Health Prof

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1554-558X

Publication Date

July 19, 2023

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United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Medical Informatics
  • 4206 Public health
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 3903 Education systems
  • 1301 Education Systems
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
 

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Pinheiro, S. O., Rushton, S., Konrad, T. R., McLean, H. S., Bartlett, K. W., Blazar, M., … Barnett, J. S. (2023). Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program. J Contin Educ Health Prof. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000525
Pinheiro, Sandro O., Sharron Rushton, Thomas R. Konrad, Heather S. McLean, Kathleen W. Bartlett, Melinda Blazar, Susan T. Hibbard, and Jacqueline S. Barnett. “Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program.J Contin Educ Health Prof, July 19, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000525.
Pinheiro SO, Rushton S, Konrad TR, McLean HS, Bartlett KW, Blazar M, et al. Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2023 Jul 19;
Pinheiro, Sandro O., et al. “Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program.J Contin Educ Health Prof, July 2023. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/CEH.0000000000000525.
Pinheiro SO, Rushton S, Konrad TR, McLean HS, Bartlett KW, Blazar M, Hibbard ST, Barnett JS. Design and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2023 Jul 19;
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Published In

J Contin Educ Health Prof

DOI

EISSN

1554-558X

Publication Date

July 19, 2023

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Medical Informatics
  • 4206 Public health
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 3903 Education systems
  • 1301 Education Systems
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences