Table 2.

Respondents' Preferences for Preceptor Development Topics (n=201)

TopicPercent of Responsesa
Engaging and motivating students69.1
Primer/update on teaching/precepting strategies60.2
Questioning students effectively59.2
Communicating effectively with students (eg, providing feedback (guidance and direction) versus assessing (judging) performance)48.8
Working effectively with different adult learning styles (eg, visual, auditory, kinesthetic)48.8
Assessing student performance (eg, knowledge, clinical skills, critical-thinking abilities, problem-solving abilities, professionalism)46.8
Effectively integrating students into day to day workplace activities41.8
Identifying and working with students at risk for not passing38.8
  • a Categories are not mutually exclusive; therefore totals exceed 100%.