Patient Clinician Encounter Program Fall 2006

♦You will work with a preceptor for 1 to 2 hours during each precepting encounter.
♦You should work with your preceptor at least three times between now and the end of the semester, for a minimum of 4 hours.

  • You are responsible for contacting the preceptor to schedule a precepting encounter.
  • If you are assigned to a preceptor in Orange, or a preceptor in Stony Creek, you must only complete 2 sessions this semester, since you must travel a longer distance to reach these sites. Each of these sessions should be two hours long.
    • Links to maps to these locations can be found on the PCEP web-site (which will be available soon off of the POM-2 web-site and the Second-Year course web-site).
    • If there is inclement weather (snow or ice), please do not drive to these preceptor’s offices. Be sure to notify the preceptor’s office that you will not be coming that day, and contact your preceptor to see if you can re-schedule that session.
  • What you should wear: Professional dress, including white coat and easily visible name badge (on your jacket lapel or pocket, not on your belt).
  • What you should bring: Stethoscope, other physical exam instruments as instructed by your preceptor, unless your preceptor is a radiologist or pathologist.

♦Precepting encounters occur during the preceptor’s regularly scheduled clinical time.

♦Usually at least 2 students will be assigned to a preceptor. Please talk with the other student assigned to your preceptor to decide which of you will go “first.” Preceptors may schedule you in alternate weeks, or they may want to schedule you to work with them in the same week, or even the same clinic session. Both students assigned to the preceptor will need to contact them as soon as possible.

♦We have assigned a few students for preceptor visits on the same afternoon as POM small group sessions. We did this only when we were unable to schedule you on other days. We expect you will be able to schedule your precepting session before or after your afternoon POM session. Please let us know if you run into any scheduling issues with your preceptor about this.

♦Some students expressed an interest in being placed with a radiologist or pathologist. We have tried to accommodate these requests, but were unable to do so in all instances.

♦Goals for PCEP this semester are dependent upon your clinic site. Learn from your preceptor, and learn about what your preceptor does. For those assigned to a patient-care clinician:

  • Interview patients
  • Practice physical exam skills
  • Read about problems you see

♦ For those assigned to a radiologist or pathologist:

  • Learn about the imaging procedures and testing your preceptor is involved in.
  • Read about disease processes you encounter.
  • Find out how and when your preceptor interacts directly with patients and other clinicians.


Director –         John Gazewood, MD, MSPH
                        Practice of Medicine-1
                        PO Box 800485

Coordinator – Robin Stevens
                        Practice of Medicine-1
                        PO Box 800485
                        Office:  (434-243-9635)
                        Cell:      (434-242-6087)