Becoming Preceptor, Becoming Student: Private Practitioner-Medical Student Relationships in Medical Education Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Clements, Meredith Lasche
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication
  • Medical schools, like many institutions, are complex and evolving organizations. Over the late 20th and 21st centuries, we have seen deliberate changes in medical education, including efforts to introduce and enhance mentoring in the clinical setting. Founded 12 years ago, Florida State University College of Medicine (FSU COM) differs from traditional academic health centers, placing an emphasis on non-traditional methods of clinical instruction. By employing private practitioners to serve as preceptors, FSU COM de-centers the third-year clinical experience, arguing against the notion that training should occur in large teaching hospitals primarily under the instruction of residents and faculty. This study examines the mentor-mentee relationship from the perspective of those who experience it in order to broaden our understanding of teaching dynamics as well as the relational process as a whole.
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  • May, Steve
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2013

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