This clinical preceptor resource
center website is designed to assist the clinical preceptors with program
information. The menu on the left will provide navigation throughout the
site. This resource center provides nearly everything you will need to
know...although there is a "contact us" page if you still have
This preceptor site will serve as a
substitute for the clinical preceptor internship site manual (hardcopy) that
was provided to you previously. All documents and information will be updated
on this site only. If you have information you would like added or don't see
here, please contact us.
The program requires pre-clinical
documentation of various items that the students need to complete before
beginning their clinical internship training in January. The student will use
this checklist form to ensure all pre-clinical requirements are complete. The students are also required to
complete the following forms during the acceptance/registration process (prior
to the fall semester):
You will be sent a copy of all of
these forms as soon as the Educational Coordinator has received them from the
students. Please keep these copies in the student's file within your
The UW-La Crosse purchases liability
insurance for the students which will cover them during their clinical
internship. Further information is provided at Proof of Liability Insurance.
Orientation - (Weeks
1 and 2 of the clinical internship)
The Medical Dosimetrist or Medical
Physicist designated as the Clinical Supervisor at the clinical internship site
is responsible for orientation of the student to the facility’s policies.
Clinical Schedule: The number of
clinical hours the students complete per semester are based on the number of
didactic credit hours they taking during that time. The following is how
their clinical hours are broken down per semester:
Each clinical internship site should
orientate the student to their safety procedures. This orientation should
Students are required to adhere to
all safety regulations and procedures.
Failure to adhere to these regulations and procedures may result in
dismissal from the UW-L Medical Dosimetry Program.
The safety form should be signed and given to the student to place into the
Clinical Practicum I course dropbox within D2L. This should be completed
within two weeks of starting Clinical Internship Training. A copy of this form
should also be kept in the students' file within the clinic department.
Students are to be given orientation
to the block room as well as orientation for the fabrication of beam modifiers
and immobilization devices. The student
must participate in the fabrication of these devices under the direct
supervision of qualified practitioners. All safety guidelines should be
reviewed as well. Once the student has
participated in these tasks and has achieved competency, they are able to
perform these duties under indirect supervision of qualified
practitioners. The competency sign-off form should be signed and given to the
student to place into the Clinical Practicum I course dropbox within D2L.
This should be completed within the first month of starting Clinical Internship
Training. A copy of this form should
also be kept in the students' file within the clinic department.
All students shall practice
appropriate radiation safety procedures in protecting themselves, their
patients, and other personnel from unnecessary exposure. Radiation protection
practices are reviewed at the beginning of the students’ clinical internship
training, in the Radiation Safety course, Physics course and Radiobiology
course. A copy of the radiation safety standards for students is located in the
student handbook. The clinical supervisor will review the radiation dosimeter
reports with the student. The student will sign off that they have reviewed
this report with the clinical supervisor and/or radiation safety officer. A
copy of the cumulative radiation dosimeter report must be sent to the
educational coordinator at the end of the clinical year. NOTE: The
student will not graduate until we have received this report!
Students are required to log their
hours (both clinical and didactic) on electronic time cards within the Typhon
clinical tracking system. The timecard hours will be reviewed monthly by
the Educational Coordinator.
Dress and appearance standards
depend upon the policies at the clinical internship sites and will be shared
with students during their clinical internship site orientation. A student who
does not comply with these standards may be sent home to change. During the
absence, he/she will have to use personal time. If further incidents occur,
harsher disciplinary action will take place. Further information is available at Dress Code.
As a reminder, please keep any
paperwork you have on your student in a locked filing cabinet within the
department. This would include radiation badge reports, pre-clinical
checklists, orientation forms, documentation of meetings you've had with the
The Clinical Preceptor will have
evaluations that need to be completed monthly. All of the evaluations are
done through the Typhon system, wherein a reminder for the evaluation will be
e-mailed directly to the preceptor a few days before the completion of the
month. The person who worked most closely with the student should be the
one completing the evaluation. All clinical instructors are listed in the
Typhon system and have access to the monthly evaluation form. **NEW:
The Typhon system will NOT automatically send you an e-mail with a link to
the form. Use your Typhon login information to access the form.
Click here to be directed to the Typhon login page.
There are also evaluations that need
to be performed by the student at the completion of each semester. A
sample list of the evaluations are listed below:
Case studies-The students are required to write or present one case
study for each month they are in the clinic demonstrating an interesting case
they observed/worked on. The individual case studies will be combined
into a comprehensive case study as part of their research project for the
Masters degree program.
Time Cards- The student is responsible for keeping their Time cards up
to date daily. The Educational Coordinator will be checking them monthly.
In addition to these student
responsibilities, the clinical preceptors are responsible for obtaining
the students' cumulative radiation reports. The students will be
responsible for submitting their report to the Educational Coordinator.
We are only requiring you to submit one badge report at the end of the student's
clinical year. However, if there is paperwork you need your student to
sign off on before they leave, be sure and get that done so you can obtain
their report. You should also be keeping a copy of these reports in the
students' file within the department.
NOTE: The student will not graduate from the program until we
have their cumulative badge report!
The UW - La
Crosse, Health Professions Department appoints and maintains a group of largely
volunteer clinicians who function as Instructional Academic Staff from a
variety of disciplines to provide both classroom and clinical instruction for
students in the Departments several programs. These appointments are designed
to acknowledge and reward these individuals, who, though not regular, full-time
employed members of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Faculty or Academic
Staff, make significant instructional contributions to department programs and
curriculum. The Adjunct Professor group designation is for individuals whose
instruction is typically in the clinical setting and generally does not involve
appointed under the designation of "Adjunct Professor" must have the
qualifications identified in the Qualifications Table and meet one of the following criteria regarding the
supervision of the clinical training of students:
who play an instructional role as described above, may request an Adjunct
Professor appointment at an appropriate rank by contacting the program director
who will initiate a request for appointment. Accompanying this letter should be:
recommendation of the Health Professions committee, the department chairperson
will recommend the appropriate appointment level to the Dean of the College of
Science and Health. Notification of appointment will then be forwarded from the
Dean of the College of Science and Health to the individual being appointed, to
the Health Professions Department, to the Program involved, and to the Academic
will qualify individuals to obtain a University ID for use of the library and
For further information, including annual
review and promotion, see the following document.
If you would like to request an
adjunct faculty position, please contact the program director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The program advisory committee meets
annually. The committee members communicate routinely via email or conference
call throughout the year for various other issues.
In 2010, the advisory committee
developed a wiki page where the agenda, minutes and associated documents are
located. This site can be accessed via: http://uwl-md-advisorycommittee.wikispaces.com/. In 2014, the new advisory committee website was
developed and is located at: http://uwlmeddosadvisorycommittee.weebly.com.
The clinical preceptors are
encouraged to submit agenda items and/or concerns to the program officials for
advisory committee review. The preceptors may also be invited to attend the
meeting via conference call. If you are interested in being part of the
advisory committee, please contact the program director.
The members of the advisory
Anne Marie Vann
Chair of Health Professions Dept.
Radiation Therapy Program Director
Medical Dosimetrist Advisor
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