Medical Student Rotation Availability: Innovative Ideas to Meet Training Needs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


  • Anita Showalter, DO, FACOOGAssociate Dean for Clinical Education and Associate Professor and Chief, Women’s Health, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

As numbers of medical students needing clinical rotations increases, innovative ideas are needed to meet clinical rotation needs. Several programs being piloted by PNWU-COM will be described. Adjunct Clinical Faculty development practices to encourage preceptoring will be discussed as well as utilizing Interprofessional Education practices to increase capacity.


  • Identify the challenge of sufficient clinical rotations for medical student and other learners
  • Describe programs to help encourage regular teaching in the clinical setting
  • Explore the role of Interprofessional Education in increasing capacity and improving educational experiences

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