ERIC Number: ED408473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Allied Health Technologies. Preceptor/Mentor Handbook.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Career and Technical Education.
This handbook is designed to assist preceptors/mentors in a local allied health technology program, a school/industry partnership focused on training students for entry-level employment in the health care field by means of a work internship/externship. It draws heavily on the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) report's foundation skills: basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities. It briefly discusses the school/industry partnership, vision for student interns/externs, and benefits of an allied health technologies internship/externship. The next part of the handbook focuses on the SCANS Report. It outlines the three-part foundation of SCANS skills, the five SCANS competencies, and industry's ranking of the SCANS skills. The career development model is then presented. The roles and responsibilities of these stakeholders are described: preceptor/mentor, intern/extern, allied health technologies instructor, school, and worksite coordinator. The handbook also contains the following: benefits to the intern/extern and industry; answers to questions most often asked about health occupations internships/externships; definitions of key terms; recommendations regarding assessment and evaluation and sample assessment form; and brief discussion of credentialling. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Experiential Learning, Internship Programs, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Significant Others, Student Experience, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education, 230 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (order no. HL-6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Career and Technical Education.