Stories from faculty, preceptors, residents, and students who changed their approach to experiential learning by watching a mini-series.

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Faculty and Preceptor Stories


 Engaging Format

Even as a preceptor of 10+ years, I think this series was wonderfully refreshing and well put together with elements of humor and great transitions. It was well packaged into a fun delivery and learning experience. Congratulations, I look forward to more!


 Collaborative Care

I learned taking time to have students round with other health care professionals is essential to the care of the patient, even though we are not a teaching facility.

 Authentic Learning Environments

Really great learning tool! The use of real life experiences and settings really made this a great video series.


 Life-Long Learning

The biggest thing I learned from this mini-series was the importance of being a life-long learner. I think it is important to stress this concept to our students, so that they understand that healthcare is always changing and that they can always learn from different situations and professions, even if they will not necessarily apply to them in their first job immediately after graduation. I also think it is important to understand the concept of life-long learning as a preceptor. There are always new things that we can learn from our students, both from the standpoint of a teacher and also as a clinician.



I learned that it is valuable to allow students to self-reflect on their experiences while on rotation, as it shows their ownership and allows the preceptor to understand areas where he/she succeeded.


 Learning Objectives

I learned that I should have a clear outline of learning objectives and expectations of professionalism across rotation.


 Interprofessional Communication

I learned that you should encouraging interprofessional communication between the preceptor, the student, and the whole health care team.


 Novice Preceptors

This is my first year as a preceptor for students, I have only mentored a couple of residents in the past. One thing I learned from this mini-series is the importance of having students reflect on their rotation at the end and also provide me with feedback on my performance as a preceptor. This will help me better myself and the rotation experience for future students. I also learned that there are opportunities to continue to improve myself as a preceptor and each student has something to teach me. I want to make a difference for my students by incorporating all that I have learned from this mini-series. I want my students to know that I care for them and build that trust with them. I enjoyed this mini-series presentation very much. Thank you!


 Recommended for Interprofessional Audiences

I highly recommend this program to colleagues in a wide variety of healthcare professions and settings. This may well have been my favorite preceptor training exercise of my 37 year career. The format was obviously geared toward learning. It was fun and engaging. The 3 hours went by rather quickly. I will definitely watch all the different mini-series available.



Excellent way to learn about clinical rotations. The situations presented gave realistic examples of what students might encounter while on rotation, as well as how to and how not to handle the situations. This style of learning was enjoyable and entertaining.



The video series was much more attention-grabbing than a usual written preceptor training program. I paid better attention than I usually would and feel like I have gained much more out of this video series than most other trainings I've done.


 Faculty Development

I picked this mini-series specifically because I am in academics and I don't work in a clinical setting. I really wanted to expand my knowledge on how to teach students. I was able to generalize the concepts and it was well worth the time. It confirmed aspects on how I perform as an instructor and I also discovered areas to concentrate on when teaching students in the classroom.



I learned that feedback is the main key to a successful rotation experience. As a student, it is best to ask questions and share your concerns so your preceptor can understand where you're coming from.



I learned to continually evaluate myself as a preceptor, as well as evaluate my students. I must always be willing to learn and adapt.


 Learning Styles

This mini-series helped me to understand that students learn in different ways. It also helped me identify learning strategies based on student learning styles. It gave me some strategies to choose learning activities that match the different learning styles of students. Adapting to different learning styles can really foster student progress and growth during the rotation.


 Resident Training

I don't work with students, but I think the concepts from this mini-series can also be used in resident training. Don't give up on residents, because your teaching will have an impact whether you you think it will or not. Overall I think this is an excellent resource for resident education and I gained a lot of insight that I can use for future residents.

Resident and Student Stories

 Student Learning

As a P4 student, I was tasked with mentoring P3s in the absence of our preceptor. After watching this mini-series, I gave feedback to my P3 mentee on how to make their 2nd journal club presentation more concise and professional, as well as tips on how to prepare handouts. The P3's student's 2nd journal club presentation was much better and the student gained so much confidence in presenting in front of others.



As a student, I learned to be patient and never give up on a rotation; continuous constructive feedback will help me develop trust and motivation. 


 Interprofessional Practice and Education

In this mini-series, I learned that it is sometimes easy to forget that there are so many factors that go into a patient's care. We tend to get stuck on our own profession. I learned that I need to make sure that I am aware of the healthcare team that is present in most healthcare settings and that every aspect plays a critical role in patient care. The best way that I can provide optimal care and improve patient outcomes is to have excellent communication and interprofessional skills.


 Building Relationships during Experiential Rotations

One important thing that I learned from this mini-series, which I plan on incorporating into my future rotations, is to learn with and from students/preceptors from other health professions in addition to my preceptor. By learning from different professionals, I will develop a more balanced skill set throughout my career.


 Student Engagement

The best thing about the entire mini-series was how interactive and engaging each episode was for students throughout the entire series. I really loved it and it was very entertaining and fun. I learned a lot of important concepts in an entertaining and interactive way, which is great for student learners. I would recommended this highly to my classmates preparing for rotation.


 Resident Learning

Overall, I think this is an excellent resource for preceptor education. I am a resident and have never precepted students completely on my own, but will start precepting students on my own in the second half of this residency year. After participating in this program, I feel that I am much more prepared to take on this task, and I will definitely incorporate the notes and knowledge I gained from this program into my first solo experiences as a preceptor. I look forward to hopefully giving back to the profession and having a positive impact on the lives and careers of my students.


 Build Self-Confidence

I myself am struggling with my first rotation, which is internal medicine. There is a steep learning curve, and I don't seem to be meeting the expectations of my preceptor. She sat down with me and let me know where I was coming up short and what she thought I could do to improve. From this mini-series, I learned that I can meet with a resident for pointers. The mini-series really got me to focus on what is important, how to work more proficiently, and how to improve my clinical performance overall.


 Rotation Preparation

I really liked how the mini-series portrayed how rotations will be for me starting next year. It brought up a lot of things that I had never considered from my coursework. It started getting me to think about how I can better prepare myself for the best learning experience possible.


 Expert Advice from Students

I enjoyed learning these concepts from actual students and student experts. The situations were very real and the student experts' advice was very good and helped me process what the episode was supposed to teach me. While every episode had important teaching points, the beginning of each episode was also a little light-hearted and made watching the videos fun. It was definitely a much better experience to learn this information from real-life situations that we will experience, rather than impersonal videos or articles.


 Telling a Story

My favorite thing about the mini-series was the continuity of the preceptors and students throughout the full story. Having the same people and a storyline throughout the mini-series made it easier to follow and understand what each episode was trying to convey. The story captured and held my attention and the plot was interesting enough to keep me wanting to move on to the next episode. The story was impactful and reminded me that this is about the patients. 

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