In this week’s podcast we tackle the topic of becoming a preceptor.
Being a good clinician is one thing, and being a good teacher is another. Sometimes, these skill sets both come naturally to midwives, but not always. In this podcast, we discuss the requirements–both on paper and even at a deeper level–that are necessary for teaching students.
We hit on:
- Minimum requirements for teaching
- Becoming a certified preceptor
- Clinical requirements of MEAC schools vs. the NARM PEP process
- Supervision expectations
- Responsibilities and expectations of teaching
- Defining your own boundaries
- Setting expectations with your apprentice, including prerequisites, and changing those over time
- Ways to prepare yourself to become a teacher
- The benefit of having multiple preceptors
- The intensity of the student/preceptor relationship
- Challenges of having students
- Teaching tips
- The importance of clear communication and meaningful feedback
- Challenges to being fair and kind
- Clarifying roles and appropriate boundaries
- The importance of evaluation
- Personality conflicts and how to handle disagreements
- The benefits of teaching
- Teaching as a learning tool (see graphic below)
We hope you enjoy!