The Clinical Instructor (CI) manages clinic responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of mentoring a student. Are you interested in becoming a clinical instructor?
Clinical Instructor Qualifications
We seek instructors who provide high-quality learning experiences for our students. Clinical Instructors in our program meet the following qualifications:
- Have at least one year of clinical experience.
- Demonstrate proficiency in their area of clinical practice.
- Have a desire to provide educational learning experiences for students in the clinical environment.
- Have access to a patient caseload that allows appropriate exposure to support student learning.
- Are prepared to meet the responsibilities of clinical instructors as defined by the program.
Clinical Instructor Responsibilities
The Clinical Instructor (CI) manages clinic responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of mentoring a student.
Prior to Rotation
- Review materials sent to the site about the student, including individuals goals and objectives for the clinical rotation
- Review materials about the UNC DPT program
- Consider planning in advance learning activities that may require additional lead-time, like observing other disciplines
- Complete Web CPI training
During the Rotation
- Offer regular informal feedback to the student, including affirmations and suggestions for areas of improvement.
- Communicate with the director of clinical education. At midterm of the rotation, communicate by phone to report on the student’s progress and clarify the academic program’s expectations.
- Provide written feedback at midterm and final using the Web CPI. Meet with the student to discuss your evaluation and compare observations with the student’s self-assessment.
Following the Rotation
- Complete a review of the UNC curriculum and report about the student’s academic preparation for the clinical rotation.
- Provide feedback to the director of clinical education regarding the clinical education process