Allied Health Sciences celebrates annual clinical preceptor appreciation day

The Department of Allied Health Sciences recognized more than 150 clinical preceptors during its annual clinical preceptor appreciation event, held at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Allied Health Sciences celebrates annual clinical preceptor appreciation day click to enlarge Keynote speakers Jessie Poteat and Anna Weinberg laugh during the Department of Allied Health Sciences' annual clinical preceptor event held at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Allied Health Sciences celebrates annual clinical preceptor appreciation day click to enlarge Dr. Stephen Hooper, chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, speaks at the annual clinical preceptor event, held May 26, 2016.

The Department of Allied Health Sciences recognized more than 150 clinical preceptors across six divisions at an annual appreciation event held at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. 

Hundreds of preceptors from around the state serve more than 400 Department of Allied Health Sciences students, providing hands-on instruction in a clinical setting. 

The event featured two keynote addresses. The first address, titled "The Importance of Feedback in the Supervisory Process," was co-led by Vicki McCready, MA, CCC-SLP and Louise Raleigh, MEd, CCC-SLP. Raleigh is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UNC-Greensboro, where McCready is professor emeritus.  

The second address, titled "Student-Led Interprofessional Fieldwork Model for Clinical Site Innovations," was led by Kheim Bui, Jessie Poteat, and Anna Weinberg, who represent physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology, respectively. 

For more information about how to become a preceptor, visit the department homepage