Over the years, the team has undergone some changes, however, remains committed to ensuring the program remains relevant and useful to support students and preceptors in health professions programs as they work together to provide learning environments that will prepare students for the real world of professional practice.
The team is grateful to Kim Holland (Evaluation Consultant, Western) who conducted an independent evaluation of the first and second edition of PEP, and who lead the design and analysis of the pilot test evaluation for the new modules. Thanks to Dr. Richard Ladyshewsky who was our expert contributor in the Peer Coaching module. Work Study students Victor Wu and Mohamed Moselhy also made valuable contributions in supporting technological updates to the online program. The team hired CPIPE Productions to create animated and voice over videos.
The team is deeply appreciative for the generous insights of students and preceptors who pilot tested the second edition. We offer these revised and newly developed resources to our colleagues and students in the hope that they contribute to a positive learning experience.
In 2007, an Interprofessional team from the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and the Middlesex-London Health Unit (PHRED Program) received funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to develop an open access, online modular program for health professional students and preceptors. The topics and format of the Preceptor Education Program were chosen based on an extensive review of the existing preceptor programs, the research literature, and a survey of 600 clinicians, students and academic faculty. Eight learning modules were developed and pilot tested. Over the years, more than 20,000 people have accessed the program. In 2015, a new grant to update the program was obtained through the Council of Ontario Universities from the Ontario Online Initiative of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. All existing modules have been enhanced and one new module has been added. The updated modules feature new learning activities, downloadable resources, interactive exercises, animated case scenarios and references. A pilot test of the second edition was completed by 80 students and preceptors, and feedback informed revisions completed prior to the January 1, 2016 release.
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