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Table 1 An Overview of the Community Primary Care Preceptorship Modules with Content and Timeline

From: Improving education in primary care: development of an online curriculum using the blended learning model

  1st Year of CPCP
2nd Year of CPCP
Second year of medical school
2nd Year of CPCP
Second year of medical school
Third year of medical school
  Module 1:
You, the
primary MD
Module 2:
The Art of
Module 3:
The Practice
of Medicine
Module 4:
Disease Prevention
Focus Primary care basics Communicating with the patient Evidence based medicine in the office setting Preventable diseases: incidence/prevalence in diverse populations
Core Content Introduction to office-based practice – people and procedures Difficult patient-communication issues and seeing the patient's point of view Approaching differential diagnoses Childhood injury, advanced directives, smoking prevention, metabolic syndrome, secondary complications of diabetes, clinical reminder systems
Skill Development Charting, writing prescriptions, understanding health insurance Understanding informed consent, performing a mini-mental status exam, maintaining patient confidentiality, addressing noncompliance, identifying hidden agendas Developing a diagnostic and therapeutic plan for common complaints Counseling patients for behavior change, performing a foot exam on a diabetic patient, working with other health-care professionals in preventing injury, correctly installing a child safety seat, understanding
Student Tasks Submit a SOAP note, practice prescription writing, and complete a practice profile of
preceptorship site
Report on how preceptor handles difficult patient-care communication issues Review patient cases with common illnesses and identify appropriate care based on clinical evidence Create a patient education handout written at an appropriate reading level