Policies and Procedures Regarding Soliciting Clinical Preceptors & Clinical Sites

STUDENTS MUST NOT SOLICIT CLINICAL PRECEPTORS OR SITES WITHOUT PROGRAM APPROVAL

The MPAS program has secured all supervised clinical experience practice (SCPE) sites and preceptors for all matriculated students. At no time do students need to assist in finding their own SCPE preceptors or sites.

  • The vast majority of clinical sites are within a one hour drive from the Marion SHS campus (students will not need to relocate for their supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs)!
  • We do have a few robust clinical sites that are around 90 minutes away. For these sites, there are monies available to provide brief, temporary housing for students whenever driving to or from the site is potentially hazardous (e.g., due to student fatigue, sleepiness, and weather related events).

Consistent with accreditation standards, the MPAS Program does not require present or future students to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors. Additionally, the program coordinates all  clinical sites and preceptors for program required rotations.

OPTION FOR RECOMMENDING CLINICAL PRECEPTORS OR SITES

The program does have an option for students to recommend clinical preceptors and sites, although this is absolutely not necessary. Presently, this can only be done for a maximum of one elective SCPE and/or the preceptorship at the discretion of the Director of Clinical Education. Regardless, at no time are students permitted to even begin discussions with clinical preceptors or clinical sites - even if they have friends, family, and previous employers who have offered their services - without first checking with the Director of Clinical Education who will then evaluate each preceptor and site for appropriateness to become a SCPE. Recommending a preceptor or site in no way guarantees approval of the site or preceptor for a future clinical rotation.

OPTION FOR SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCES OUTSIDE OF THE REGION

The program does allow students to complete up to two rotations outside of the region, at the discretion of the Director of Clinical Education. Presently, this is limited to the preceptorship. The above policies and procedures apply.