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Clinical Educators and Volunteer Faculty - Professional Development

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Professional Development Resources

Thank you for volunteering your time and providing such great educational experiences for our students. As you know, your commitment is extremely important to the success of our students as they continue to learn in the clinical setting. We greatly appreciate your eagerness to support our students and would like to introduce you to a few benefits available through PCOM's Center for Teaching Support and Professional Development (TSPD).

  • Clinical Educators Faculty Development Module:
    Free to PCOM clinical instructors and preceptors, this on-demand training includes more than 38 hours of educational content. Topics include orienting students to clinical practice, teaching and innovation, critical thinking and research, assessment, clinical skills, osteopathic principles and practice, and supporting learner needs. Register and access content at Knowledge Direct: Clinical Educators Faculty Development Module.

    Note: To see and receive the discounted/free rate, you'll need to create an account, identify yourself as a preceptor and log in.

  • PCOM Annual Clinical Educators' Virtual Conference:
    Free to PCOM clinical instructors and preceptors, this annual live webinar program provides an opportunity for preceptors to learn and brainstorm strategies to engage students in the clinical setting. This program is typically offered in September with details available at the Knowledge Direct Course Catalog.

  • Online Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities:
    PCOM provides continuing (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) opportunities to assist clinicians fulfill requirements for professional licensure: face-to-face, live online (synchronous) and online recorded (asynchronous) educational opportunities. Depending on the specific program, reduced rates may be available to PCOM affiliates. Many are even free. Details can be found on the Knowledge Direct Course Catalog. Please also join our continuing education mailing list.

  • Monthly THRIVE Professional Development Newsletter:
    We publish a monthly newsletter with teaching tips, resources, and promotions for upcoming professional development opportunities. To receive the monthly newsletter, join the THRIVE mailing list.

  • PCOM Library Resources (Requires formal PCOM faculty appointment):
    PCOM library's online services are extraordinary. You may request access to PCOM online library resources with the ability to search and download research articles, review textbooks and access many other online resources. For access to these available resources, you require a formal PCOM faculty appointment; please contact Nicole Dillard, Provost Office, for information about PCOM faculty appointments. If you already have a formal PCOM faculty appointment, please start the request using the Library Access Request Form.

  • Consultation:
    We collaborate with respective clinical education offices to provide clinical instructors and preceptors with additional training, support and scholarly activities.For additional support or information, please contact any member of our TSPD team of educators.

Respective Clinical Education Office Contacts

Program Director/Dean/Chair Clinical/Experiential Dean/Chair Contact (name)
Applied Behavioral Analysis (MS) Robert DiTomasso, PhD Jessica Kendorski, PhD Sarah Cherundolo (
Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Stephanie Felgoise, PhD Leslie Fernandez, PsyD Leslie Fernandez (
Educational Psychology (PhD) Robert DiTomasso, PhD Virginia Salzer, PhD Sarah Cherundolo (
Mental Health Counseling (MS) Lisa Corbin, PhD Kerri Newton, PhD Kerri Newton (
Osteopathic Medicine, GA (DO) Andrea Mann, DO L. Michael Waters, Jr., DO Lori Cushing (
Osteopathic Medicine, SGA (DO) Marla Golden, DO, MS Robert J. Lloyd, DO Lori Cushing (
Osteopathic Medicine, PA (DO) Peter Bidey, DO Michael Becker, DO, MS Tracey Campbell (
Pharmacy (PharmD) Shawn Spencer, PhD Julie Wickman, PharmD Bridget Bexho (
Physical Therapy (DPT) Ruth Maher, PT, PhD Elizabeth Chaffin, PT Elizabeth Chaffin (
Physician Assistant Studies, PA (MS) Rebekah Thomas, PharmD, PA-C Nermin Tepic, MMSc, PA-C Nermin Tepic
Physician Assistant Studies, GA (MS) Rebekah Thomas, PharmD, PA-C Nermin Tepic, MMSc, PA-C Nermin Tepic
School Psychology (EDS) Richard Allen, PsyD Meredith Weber, PhD Sarah Cherundolo (
School Psychology (PsyD) Kate Tresco, PhD Meredith Weber, PhD Sarah Cherundolo (
School Psychology (MS) Kate Tresco, PhD Meredith Weber, PhD Sarah Cherundolo (
Organizational Development and Leadership (MS) Jeff Branch, EdD Jeff Branch, EdD Rachel Cuffeld (

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