Clinical experience in the healthcare field plays a crucial role in shaping future professionals into competent and well-rounded providers. Equally important is the ability to facilitate the learning process of learners to promote self-directed, lifelong learning and critical thinking.1-3 Preceptorship can vary in approach depending on the design of the learning experience: direct instruction, modeling, coaching, mentoring, and facilitiation.4-6 In addition, there are many teaching tools available such as One-Minute Preceptor, layered teaching, providing reflections, and thinking out loud.7-9 To be an effective preceptor, developing skills through self-reflection and seeking out professional development to strengthen areas of weakness are important. However, despite all the precepting methods, tools, and resources available, how does one truly know they are effective and accomplishing their goals as a preceptor? Many individuals can think of what they want to achieve and how they want to be perceived as a preceptor, but few develop a plan of how to accomplish it.
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