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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.



1. Explore common challenges and stressors faced by students in healthcare settings.

2. Review how these experiences impact students' well-being and professional development.

3. Describe strategies to coach and support students through emotionally challenging situations.

4. Discuss methods to create a learning culture that encourages open dialogue, reduces stigma, and supports students' mental health and success in healthcare training.



Marti Doyle, MSW, PhD

Associate Professor, Social Science, Mercy College of Health Sciences