University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

Preceptor Education-UVirginia

Preceptor Education

Welcome to the University of Vermont's Family Medicine Clerkship Preceptor Development Program (PDP). Although we prefer face-to-face communication with our preceptor colleagues, we realize that it is difficult for you to take time away from your busy schedule to attend a series of faculty development sessions. As a result, this program has been designed to help you expand your clinical repertoire at a flexible location and at your own pace. In addition to an internet connection, you will need a sound card and speakers as well as Windows Media Player (available for free download from the Microsoft website) for multimedia content. Our interactive activities may require the Adobe Flash Player (available for free download from the Adobe website).

Our goal is to create a program for you that is enjoyable, stimulating, flexible and convenient. As you proceed through the PDP, some of the information may be familiar to you, in which case it will reinforce your current knowledge. In other cases, the information may be new. Our hope is that this information will be interesting and informative. We also hope you will use this information to supplement the expertise you personally bring to all your precepting encounters. Within six months following completion, we will be contacting you to measure your level of retention.

The PDP is organized into a series of discrete learning modules. Each module begins with a pre-test to check your knowledge of the topic. As you progress through to the end, there are take-home points followed by a post-test. Upon successful completion of the post-tests, you will be sent a certificate indicating that you have passed the module and are awarded the corresponding credit(s). Modules are designed as stand-alone activities so that you can complete as many modules as you like during a computer session; however, it is key that you set aside the appropriate amount of time per session in order to complete each module. The estimated average amount of time is noted at the beginning of each module to assist in planning your time.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine designates this on-line material for a maximum of seven AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) (1 credit per module). Full CME information is available here and from the first page of each module.

If you have further questions, please contact our offices at:

Office of Medical Student Education
Courtyard at Given N-100
University of Vermont College of Medicine
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-8378
Fax: (802) 656-9377

These materials were developed through a HRSA Family Medicine Predoctoral Training Grant to the University of Virginia (#5D16HP00134-03-00) and through the special efforts of Lisa K. Rollins, Ph.D.; Karen Maughan, MD (Clerkship Director); John Gazewood, MD, MSPH (Predoctoral Director); and John Jackson, MS (Medical Education Support). The University of Vermont would like to acknowledge the University of Virginia for sharing these tools with other educational institutions for the benefit of our faculty.

We also jointly acknowledge the contributions of the Mountain Valley AHEC Office of Regional Primary Care Education, Asheville, North Carolina. Many of the materials they developed through a HRSA Family Medicine Training Grant (#1D15PE50119-01) have been adapted for this program.




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