Enabling programs by removing barriers and seizing opportunities to enhance the vast array of clinical education activities.
The Office of Clinical Education in the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP)— where everything connects —is a critical support for clinical education connections between college and practical field experiences.
The requirements for clinical training and off campus placements in a variety of settings in terms of practice type, geography, and duration encumbers an incredible degree of effort to execute. The Office of Clinical Education is structured to both facilitate these current needs as well as identify and support future clinical education trends and best practices across the variety of programs that constitute the College of Health Sciences and Professions.
The Office of Clinical Education focuses on a centralized support structure. Student tracking of field placements is coordinated through a central data base. Collaboration among programs is fostered in efforts to develop college wide assessments of students, sites, and preceptors. Foundation guiding documents such as policies, procedures, and position statements are developed and housed within the Office of Clinical Education. Training modules for both internal and external constituents are developed and maintained to provide faculty, staff, students, and external constituents the opportunity to learn and assess their own competencies across clinically relevant topics.
Through vision and strategic planning the Office of Clinical Education supports the complexities involved in the clinical education of students across all Departments and Schools in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.