Kim Persinger

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• Highlight the value of utilizing SPs as preceptors for clerkship specific clinical skills stations in 3rd year OSCEs. Using a checklist, SPs observe students ability to perform specific tasks, procedures, and manual techniques on passive models. Methods • Simulation stations used are created from established Clerkship Performance Learning Objectives. • SPs are selected based on the specific task or procedure students are required to demonstrate. For example, a man who is a GTA is assigned to be the preceptor for the prostate model. • Faculty train SPs to the model they'll be assigned, the checklist they'll complete. • SPs are provided with written instructions and checklists to complete. • Students are given a setting and a brief scenario and instructed to perform a specific task or procedure, such as insertion of a Foley catheter. • SPs interact with the student minimally during the station. • SPs, using the checklist as a guide, provide immediate feedback to the student about the task or procedure. Results Advantages to curriculum: • Feedback loop to curriculum. • Saves time and money by using passive models instead of GTAs and allows for standardized assessment of clinical procedures and skills. • Utilize a low-tech method to meet the established goals of the OSCE. • Successful assessment of clinical skills stations for 3rd year medical student OSCEs can easily be modified and enhanced for use in other health science arenas, including nursing. Advantages to students: • Allow students to demonstrate mastery of core body of knowledge essential for competent clinical practice. • Guide faculty teaching efforts. • Guide and enhance student learning. • Allow students to practice some examinations and maneuvers that can be extremely sensitive in an untraditional, non-clinical environment. • Allow GTAs to share their knowledge with students in a less formal, personal environment. Advantages to SPs: • Allow richer experience for SPs that compliments their future use in clinical assessments. • Allow GTAs to share their knowledge with students in a less formal, personal environment. • SPs enjoy using the models.'

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University of New Mexico School of Medicine


SPs, Preceptors, Skills Stations