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Distance Learning: Recruiting Preceptors

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Statewide AHEC Network Program Office

Andy Albritton, MD, Chris White, MD

Date: December 3, 2008

Session Description:
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine faculty will discuss the importance of community-based education for health sciences students and the realities of hosting students in a busy practice

Session Objectives:
By the end of the presentation, community health providers will:
  1. Understand several of the issues responsible for the physician shortage in Georgia
  2. Know important aspects of the medical student curriculum at the Medical College of Georgia
  3. Appreciate the role of the Georgia AHECs in facilitating health sciences education through community experiences
  4. Understand the factors that need to be considered in deciding if their practice is ready for a medical student, PA student, or nurse practitioner student
  5. Understand the competencies necessary for precepting medical students, nurse practitioner students and PA students

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:
  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers.  The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.