ERIC Number: ED200132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Model Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Faculty Development Workshops in Training of Physician's Assistants. Executive Summary of Final Report, October 1, 1977-June 30, 1979.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Health Care Sciences.
An educational workshop series was created to prepare clinical coordinators in Physician's Assistant (PA) programs to assist clinical instructors and preceptors in designing, implementing, and evaluating learning experiences for PA students that focus on clinical skills. Six goals were established: (1) develop a strategy for outlining the student goals during clinical rotations and preceptorships (including involving the student more in formulating clear, appropriate, and relevant objectives); (2) establish a methodology to meet these goals; (3) determine the criteria for measuring goal attainment; (4) plan for the recruitment of clinical instructors; (5) foster team functioning in clinical sites; and (6) establish criteria for evaluating clinical sites and clinical instructors. The workshop ultimately aided participants in developing educational programs for PAs in their own areas and in increasing student-teacher communication. It is recommended that faculty who conduct faculty development efforts should be experts in medical education, that a variety of audiences be considered for faculty development efforts, and that PA faculty should have more experience in working with preceptors. (PJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Health Care Sciences.
Note: For a related document, see HE 013 617.