These evaluations are meant to help foster and facilitate feedback. Each rotation specialty (surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine) has its own group of CEX’s. The completion of each CEX is part of the student’s final grade for each rotation.
Midpoint and final evaluations
The midpoint evaluation (pdf) is to be completed only at the midpoint of an eight-week rotation. The final evaluation (pdf) is completed at the end of each rotation. The final evaluation is used to calculate the final grade for the rotation.
Clinical year student and preceptor handbook
The student and preceptor handbook (pdf) is available to preceptors as a guide and resource when they precept University of Wisconsin-Madison physician assistant students. It is recommended that preceptors review the handbook prior to working with a student.
Integrating the student into a busy practice
- Time-Efficient Preceptors in Ambulatory Care Settings: This case-based article offers time-saving and educationally effective strategies for teaching students in the clinical setting.
- Strategies to Orientating a Student to Your Office: This video shows the good and the bad of orientating a student on day 1.
- Priming for Efficient Patient Encounters (pdf): This handout highlights approaches to patient encounters with patients.
Evaluation and teaching strategies
- The One-Minute Preceptor (pdf): This resource outlines five “microskills” essential to clinical teaching.
- Feedback and Reflection: Teaching Methods for Clinical Settings (pdf): This article describes how to use these two clinical teaching methods effectively.
- Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers (pdf): This study looks at what residents and faculty consider to be the most effective characteristics of clinical preceptors.
- Teaching Physical Exam Skills: This video shows effective ways to teach physical exam skills to students.
- Using EBM (pdf): This handout highlights approaches to using evidence-based medicine when working with a student.
Providing effective feedback
- Getting Beyond “Good Job”: How to Give Effective Feedback: This article outlines why feedback is important, barriers to feedback, and how to give constructive feedback.
- Feedback in Clinical Medical Education: This article provides effective guidelines for giving feedback.
- Feedback: An Educational Model for Community-Based Teachers (doc): This document provides insightful tips on giving feedback, describes differences between feedback and evaluation, addresses barriers to giving feedback and gives the reader case-based practice scenarios.
- Providing Feedback video: This video shows effective ways to provide feedback to students.
- Feedback (ARCH approach) (pdf): This handout highlight the ARCH approach to providing feedback to learners.
Managing difficult learning situations
- Dealing with the Difficult Learning Situations: An Educational Monograph for Community-Based Teachers (doc): These documents outline strategies for both preventing and managing difficult learning situations.
- Providing Difficult Feedback: TIPS for the Problem Learner (pdf): This article provides an easy-to-use “TIPS” strategy to address difficult learners or learning situations.
- Setting Expectations: An Educational Monograph for Community-Based Teachers (doc): This document outlines both a timeline and comprehensive ways to develop expectations for both the learner and teacher.