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Clinical Preceptor

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Dr. Brandon Reid's role as a Clinical Preceptor for both the Smokey Hill Family Medicine Residency Program and The Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is undoubtedly influential in shaping the future of healthcare professionals. In this capacity, Dr. Reid  provides invaluable mentorship, guidance, and hands-on instruction to medical students and residents as they navigate their clinical training and education.

Premier Hospitalist of Kansas Physicians provide Clinical Preceptor services for Smokey Hill Family Medicine Residency Program,  Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, and Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. They guide and mentor students, interns, or newly graduated healthcare providers during their clinical training or early stages of practice.

Their role is pivotal in bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world clinical experience. Our Physicians have extensive experience in their field and are skilled at providing hands-on instruction, feedback, and support to learners.

Key responsibilities  of our Clinical Preceptors 

  1. Mentoring and Teaching: Clinical preceptors serve as mentors to learners, imparting clinical knowledge, skills, and professional insights. They provide one-on-one instruction tailored to the learner's level of experience and educational needs.

  2. Supervising Patient Care: Preceptors oversee the delivery of patient care by learners, ensuring that they adhere to best practices, ethical standards, and safety protocols. They may directly supervise procedures, patient assessments, and treatment plans.

  3. Providing Feedback: Preceptors offer constructive feedback to learners, helping them identify strengths and areas for improvement in their clinical practice. They facilitate reflection and self-assessment, fostering continuous learning and professional growth.

  4. Modeling Professionalism: Preceptors lead by example, demonstrating professionalism, empathy, and ethical conduct in their interactions with patients, colleagues, and learners. They instill values of integrity, compassion, and patient-centered care.

  5. Promoting Critical Thinking: Preceptors encourage learners to think critically, analyze clinical situations, and make evidence-based decisions. They challenge learners to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience, fostering clinical reasoning skills.

  6. Facilitating Learning Opportunities: Preceptors create opportunities for hands-on learning, exposure to diverse patient populations, and participation in multidisciplinary care teams. They may arrange clinical rotations, case discussions, or simulations to enhance learning outcomes.

  7. Supporting Career Development: Preceptors provide guidance and mentorship to learners as they navigate their career paths in healthcare. They offer advice on specialty selection, residency programs, professional networking, and lifelong learning opportunities.

Clinical preceptors play a crucial role in the education and professional development of future healthcare providers, contributing to the quality and competence of the healthcare workforce. Their dedication, expertise, and mentorship leave a lasting impact on the careers of those they mentor.

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