Longitudinal Clinical Preceptors (LCP)



Overview of JABSOM CLinical SKills Program

Longitudinal clinical preceptors (LCP) refresherLCP Program

If you don't want to review the 23 slides above and all the details, no worries.  LCPs provide first and second year medical students with some of their first encounters with real patients who complain of real problems.  This role is critical and quite formative.  Students are paired with an LCP for a 2-year commitment : beginning in September of year 1 and completing in March of year 2.  Students will spend 7 1/2 days in clinical practice with first years and 5 1/2 days during year 2.  Students should practice obtaining histories and performing physical exams on patients with LCP guidance.  As the relationships develop, preceptors can weave in clinical reasoning, patient education, oral and written presentations and patient management.  JABSOM teaches a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum with foundational sciences, clinical skills and community health supplementing this process.  The pre-clerkship years begin with PBL tutorials in 1) health and illness, followed by 2) cardiovascular and pulmonary problems, 3) renal and hematologic problems, 4) gastrointestinal and endocrine problems, then 6) locomotor, neurological and behavioral problems and finishing with the specific issues in 7) the complete life cycle.  Students also receive formal instruction in clinical skills during their organ-specific blocks or units.  Students also participate in simulation scenarios and standardized patient experiences each unit.  We hope the LCP sessions partly incorporate what the students are learning at the same time. Faculty are expected to have teaching appointment in their departments and adhere to all JABSOM policies regarding student treatment and professionalism. 

For more information, please visit the JABSOM CLinical SKills Program - Longitudinal clinical preceptors (LCP) refresher website.