Put Me in Coach! A Preceptor’s Guide to Competency-Based Education
This session will provide preceptors with an overview of competency-based education and how it can enhance the preparation of students for future nutrition and dietetics practice. The role of the preceptor as a coach and mentor in a competency-based, integrative approach to educating future nutrition and dietetics professionals will be explored. Two programs will share their strategies and innovative best practices to train preceptors. A sample participatory approach to creating a program based, preceptor-student-instructor collaboration will be presented along with a video demonstrating how to use motivational interviewing in coaching a struggling student.
- Describe the basic principles of competency-based education
- Explain the role of the preceptor as a coach and mentor in the Future Education Model programs
- Identify opportunities for collaboration and mentoring in competency-based education
- 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.
- 3.1.5 Seeks opportunities for, and actively engages in, mentoring and mentorship.
- 9.4.2 Selects and uses appropriate content and teaching methods to meet individual and group needs.
Janet Johnson, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN
Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, MPS Program in Nutritional Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Northern Arizona University