Interactive Training

Preceptor Program

Preceptors play an integral role in onboarding our newest Health Care Professionals. Research shows that strong preceptors are an essential component in adapting to new work environments, competency development, and job satisfaction.

The goal of the VUMC Preceptor Program is to create a learning environment that fosters professional and personal growth, engages preceptors, and reduces preceptor burnout. VUMC professionals who are interested in gaining new knowledge about the role of the preceptor, or refreshing their precepting skills, can participate in a number of activities offered throughout the year. 

Targeted for Health Care Professionals who are or will be in the Preceptor role, with or without Preceptor experience; elective programming for VUMC Staff.

Preceptor Program Details

Preceptor Introduction Curricula on Demand examines Essential Preceptor Skills with the following modules*:

  • Basics & Terminology
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Learning Preferences & Assessment
  • Competency & Performance Evaluation
  • Reflective Practice

*available to VUMC staff via the Learning Exchange
*available to external participants via CloudCME with purchase

Preceptor Concepts focuses on a number of topics including the following*:

  • Self Assessment of Learning Preferences & Social Styles
  • Factors Influencing Learning
  • Communication & Feedback


Tuesday, Jul 18, 2023 8:00am - 12:15pm Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023 8:00am - 12:15pm Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, Sept 12, 2023 8:00am - 12:15pm Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 8:00am - 12:15pm Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023 8:00am - 12:15pm Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 8:00am - 12:15pm Microsoft Teams

Advanced Preceptor Concepts focuses on a number of topics including the following*:

  • Confidence Building
  • Critical Thinking & Clinical Reasoning
  • Time Management & Prioritization
Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm Microsoft Teams

*VUMC staff register via Learning Exchange, non VUMC visitors, see below

Contact Hours available for all sessions. 

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Registration & Costs

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Preceptor Introduction

Preceptor Concepts

Advanced Preceptor Concepts

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Preceptor Concepts: $30

Advanced Preceptor Concepts: $20

(price includes continuing education hours, 2.5 hours of on-demand modules & electronic course workbook)

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*access information for on-demand modules will be provided via email. 



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