Clinical Training

Clinical Training Specialist
Your clinical training is one of the most valuable and transformative steps in your health care education. While at the same time, it’s an equally rewarding experience to the medical professional that hosts and mentors you. Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas provides comprehensive clinical training opportunities for health care students from their network of professionals, including physicians, physicians assistants (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs). To learn more about the clinical training opportunities, or to become a professional within the network, call the office today, or request an appointment online.

Clinical Training Q & A

Southwest Family Medicine Associates

What is clinical training?

Clinical training refers to the hands-on experience you need to round out your health care education. The experienced team at Southwest Family Medicine Associates offers clinical training opportunities with some of the best physicians, NPs, and PAs in the area.

Clinical rotation opportunities include:

  • Primary care
  • Women’s health
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics

Your preceptor not only shares their invaluable knowledge with you, but also gives you the opportunity to get the clinical experience you need to thrive in your profession.

What can I expect from the clinical training program?

The clinical training program at Southwest Family Medicine Associates wants you to succeed and has high expectations and goals for you as you go through the program. The expectations and goals include:

Patient care

Patient care is the top priority of the program, and you learn the importance of compassionate, appropriate, and effective care for the best patient outcomes.

Medical knowledge

Your preceptor teaches you about the established and always-evolving biomedical and clinical sciences, and how they apply in patient care.

Practice-based learning and improvement

The clinical training program allows you to investigate, evaluate, and improve your own patient care practices with hands-on experience.

Interpersonal and communication skills

The experience you gain working with patients and other health care professionals helps you build on your interpersonal and communication skills, so you can effectively share knowledge and information.

Professionalism

During your rotations, you’re expected to be able to carry out your professional responsibilities, adhere to ethical principles, and be sensitive to diverse cultures and attitudes.

System-based practice

Students are expected to be aware of the health care system and resources available and know how to utilize them for effective patient care.

What are the criteria used for selecting the clinical facilities?

The team at Southwest Family Medicine Associates adheres to strict guidelines when selecting preceptors and facilities to help you gain the most highly value-added training experience. The team takes into consideration:

  • Educational background of the preceptor
  • Preceptor’s philosophy regarding the student’s clinical experience
  • The types of patients and services offered by preceptor or facility
  • Facility and preceptor that supports the student’s learning needs

And, of course, the preceptor must love teaching.

How do I apply for a clinical training opportunity?

The team at Southwest Family Medicine Associates encourages students to apply as early as possible to ensure rotation and preceptor availability. Each site and preceptor has a unique schedule, and the team works hard to match you with a provider that makes the best fit for you and your needs.

Clinical training gives you the opportunity to get the experience you need to succeed in your field. Southwest Family Medicine Associates offers many clinical training opportunities, call the office today, or request an appointment online.

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