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There is no cost to attend, Preceptors and clinical instructors are invited to attend.





A clinical instructor is an experienced practitioner who provides supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice for students and staff learners. They assist the learner by setting expectations, providing effective feedback about their performance, and providing appropriate opportunities to meet their learning objectives.


Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences support healthcare providers who actively participate in our student's education by offering excellent clinical training opportunities. Clinical instructors transmit skills and serve as mentors who convey the core values important to Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences: accountability, collaboration, honesty, inclusiveness, and wellness. 


Clinical instructors do what no textbook or classroom can accomplish. As a result, the students benefit from the community-based experience, while preceptors benefit from integrating new ideas and techniques into their practices currently taught in academic health sciences institutions. Join us for a series of educational opportunities that provide precepting pearls to aid in shaping the next generation of clinicians.



Clinical rotations are an essential step that all students must take during their medical school education. For some, this might be the first time they experience “real-life” training working with patients, staff, and other healthcare professionals in a clinical setting. 


The role of the preceptor is vital to helping students on rotations start to practice the knowledge they have acquired during their didactic years. This part of their training can be rewarding but highly stressful. Helping students manage their stress and address mental or emotional health needs can help make this experience much more valuable and rewarding.


This webinar aims to help preceptors support students' mental and emotional health needs under their care while on rotation. 



1. Assess the emotional and mental health needs of students.

2. Build a safe and trusting relationship with students to help them cope with stress and mental and emotional needs.

3. Connect students to needed mental and emotional resources.



Matthew Hiveley, PhD, LMHC

Staff Counselor, Student Counseling Center, Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences