Expanding Preceptor Training Capacity
Utah is experiencing substantial growth in the number and size of health professions training programs located in the state. With this growth, the demand for community-based clinical training for health professions students is also increasing. As this demand grows, the supply of willing and able preceptors is strained due to increasing stress clinicians experience as current practice environments transform. Utah’s primary care stakeholders recognize the value in expanding our state’s preceptor training capacity, and therefore prioritize efforts to quantify increased student demand for community-based training, current preceptor training capacity, and clinician barriers to precepting.