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EMS Preceptors


Already a Preceptor   Preceptor resources require a username and password.


Potential Preceptors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a preceptor for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education program at Durham Tech. Having our student interns to watch, listen, and learn from experienced health care providers is an invaluable tool in the educational process.

Choosing to become a preceptor should not be a decision that is taken lightly. Student interns need more than just a provider to observe in action. Preceptors are teachers and mentors, often the key to unlocking the student internís understanding of the practical application of the vast amount of information provided in the classroom and lab. As such, preceptors must go above and beyond their everyday duties as health care providers. Preceptors need to spend downtime engaging student interns – discussing likely scenarios, reviewing equipment, helping them practice new skills. Preceptors must lead by example during all aspects of the shift and encourage student interns to be involved in patient care, even when they are unsure of themselves. The most effective preceptors praise student interns in public and provide constructive feedback in private, remembering that we were all student interns once.

Durham Tech and the faculty of the EMS Education program know that providing high-quality hospital clinical and field internship experiences starts with high-quality preceptors. We admire your dedication to the future of our profession. Thank you for your commitment and hard work for ensuring the success of our students, our program, and, thus, the EMS profession.


Please complete and submit the preceptor interest form below:

   

   

   

   




List previous preceptor course completed below:

     

     


  


      

Once submitted, your interest form will be review by the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator. If approved, you will receive an email from the clinical coordinator providing access to the Preceptor information web page.

You will need to review all content on the Preceptor information web page. Once you have reviewed the standards, expectations, and tutorials, you will need to sign the Preceptor Acknowledgement Form. The signed acknowledgement form must be returned to the EMS Education Program office at 525 College Park Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

Upon receipt of the Preceptor Acknowledgement Form, an email will be sent to your agency or employer indicating you have completed our preceptor training process and deemed eligible to precept Durham Tech EMS student interns.

Durham Tech EMS student interns will be assigned to you by your agency/employer based on availability.

Once the above steps have been completed, you will be issued a preceptor log-in and password for our clinical scheduling and documentation program FISDAP.