A preceptor is a member of Children's Minnesota Professional Staff who wishes to provide direct supervision and guidance to trainees participating in clinical experiences onsite in our clinics and hospitals. Those interested in becoming a preceptor must agree to participate actively in the achievement of clinical and practical objectives that are part of the course requirement and must participate in any clinical evaluation of the trainee. The preceptor also assumes full responsiblity for the trainee at all times. As a preceptor, you must have privileges to perform the duties or tasks that are to be performed by the trainee. Refer to the Children's Minnesota Supervision Grids before precepting a trainee to ensure there is a mutual understanding between the care team and the trainee as to what clinical procedures are allowed and supervision levels that are required based on the training level.
Suggested Preceptor Trainings
Center for Interprofessional Health WILD Series
The GME Department at Children's recommends preceptors to enroll in the University of Minnesota's Center for Interprofessional Health's WILD Series. This series of courses offers interprofessional skills as a preceptor and health professional through 5 actionable weekly emails and a 1-hour group debriefing session. Each weekly email offers an engaging 3-5 minute video, instructions to observe, engage, and model concepts in practice, key reflective prompts, and ways to learn more. The debriefing session is a chance to learn with, from, and about colleagues from a myriad of health professions. Click here to register
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Interprofessional education and collaborative practice resources for preceptors with the aim to challenge tradition and create deeply connected, integrated learning systems that will transform education and care together. Click here to learn more!
Interested in hosting a trainee?
If you have been contacted by a trainee/training program about hosting a learner, the GME department requests that you forward those communications to our team (firstname.lastname@example.org) before agreeing to precept. If a clinical hands-on experience is requested, our team will need to verify the affiliation status of the training program. Please review the information below to find the correct pathway into Children's Minnesota for the trainee.
Open to members of the community who are interested in exploring careers in the healthcare field. Experience is limited to one 8-hour opportunity and is entirely hands-off under direct supervision, not allowed in ORs or intensive care units.
(Example: high school student, college student, or second career adult.)
e.g. medical assistant, radiology, laboratory, PT/OT, etc.
All placements require student to be enrolled in a program that requires clinical hours to complete their degree. We do not support observations. An academic affiliation agreement is required.
Requires affiliation agreement and approval from Medical Education via the Rotation Request application.
No affiliation agreement required. Trainees are only allowed to observe under direct supervision (ORs included).
Must complete Medical Education Research Pathway application and onboarding
Outside practicing clinician seeking to shadow for professional development of clinical experience.
to enhance a students academic, career, and personal development in partnership with community and educational institutions.