Southern KY AHEC hosts 1st Preceptor Development Workshop

On Oct. 2, 2014, Southern KY AHEC hosted its first preceptor development workshop.  Providers from the Tri-County area were invited to London to attend Efficient Precepting:  Time Management and Medical Records Documentation for Community Teaching Physicians to help answer questions like:

  • How can I find time to teach in an already busy day?
  • How can I better integrate teaching into my practice?
  • Which aspects of the patient medical record are students allowed to document?

Following dinner, the attendees participated in a focus group regarding students in their practices.  They shared some of the challenges as well as the rewards of teaching within the clinical setting.  Time and EMR were by far the strongest concerns among the group.

 After the focus group discussion, Anthony Weaver MD, Assistant Dean for the UK College of Medicine, Morehead Campus, gave an informative presentation which addressed those specific concerns.  Dr. Weaver offered suggestions on establishing framework for orientation, daily expectations, patient interaction, office staff collaboration, and student use of electronic medical record.   Following an informal Q&A, those in attendance offered positive feedback and were appreciative of the information that Dr. Weaver shared.