Preceptor and Educator Development

Enduring Materials: Preceptor or Educator Development


The MUSC Office of Continuing Medical Education has identified the following free activities to help clinicians develop as clinical preceptors of learners at several levels. While these resources are FREE, you do have to register to participate.

1. Preceptor Orientation and Education hosted by South Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

This series of modules takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.  Available at:

Topics include:

  1. Preceptor Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Adult Learning summary
  3. Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Time Management (in the office)
  5. Communication and Feedback
  6. Interprofessional Practice
  7. Other resources, both online and in print

2. Interprofessional Preceptor Training hosted by the University of Washington

This series of modules take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. Available at:

Topics are broken into three main modules and include:

  1. Preparing for a Successful Learning
  2. ExperienceTools for Learning in the Clinic
  3. Feedback and Evaluation for the Clinical Preceptor
  4. There are additional resources, both online and in print

*While these two courses contain similar content, they are not identical. A developing preceptor may find it beneficial to do one of the courses now and use the other as a refresher at a later date.

3. Preceptor Development on Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the clinical education environment

This online activity take approximately 1 hour to complete. Preceptors will learn how to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within the clinical learning environment. Available at

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify best practices for equitable healthcare to strengthen community vitality.
  • Discuss challenges and biases in the clinical learning environment.
  • Identify one’s own role in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion within the clinical learning environment.

4. MUSC Education Preceptor Support Offerings

MUSC makes many resources available to preceptors around the state. A partial listing of opportunities for preceptor/educator development can be found here.

5. Faculty Development for Medical Educators

The Ohio State University, College of Medicine Various online modules for those involved in health professions education and teaching.$15.00 one-time subscription fee. $25.00 per module to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This fee is paid per module prior to completing the Post Test.