Welcome to the KCOM Preceptor website. We are honored that you are serving as a preceptor and helping KCOM provide quality osteopathic medical education to our students in training. The purpose of this site is to provide information and benefits to both active and prospective preceptors. If you don’t find everything you need to be an effective and satisfied preceptor, please contact Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, associate dean for clinical affairs, sarojmisra@atsu.edu.

Your Role as a Preceptor

KCOM is proud of the fine cadre of physician preceptors around the country who support third- and fourth-year clinical training. By agreeing to supervise and mentor medical students, these individuals are shaping the next generation of providers.

It is through a combination of office-based and hospital experiences that most of our students realize the “essence” of becoming a physician in the 21st century. As such, they are heavily influenced by the passion, empathy and fortitude of their preceptors.

Preceptors are mentors - a role which requires specific skills and functions. The following areas are provided to help clarify your roles as a KCOM preceptor and adjunct faculty member.

Benefits for Primary Preceptors

The following benefits are available to you as a primary preceptor:

Preceptor CE Credit

Thank you for serving as a Preceptor for third and/or fourth year ATSU-KCOM medical students. Please complete the preceptor request form to request your CE credit.

The preceptor request form is only for third and fourth year clinical rotations. Do not complete this form to request credit for the Early Clinical Experiences Rotation Program. This program is for second year students. Please contact the Missouri AHEC Program at 660.626.2513 regarding this credit.

For Osteopathic Physicians:
Osteopathic physicians serving as preceptors in any AOA approved osteopathic medical education program may be granted Category 1-B credit. A maximum of 60 hours of AOA Category 1-B for preceptoring may be applied to the 120-hour requirement. Upon receipt of the completed Clinical Performance Evaluation for the rotation, CME credit will be confirmed. Credit for osteopathic physicians is submitted to the AOA on a quarterly basis (April, July, October, January).

For Allopathic Physicians:
Preceptor credit will be issued to allopathic physicians upon request. Upon receipt of the completed Clinical Performance Evaluation for the rotation, CME credit will be confirmed and you will receive a letter from the KCOM-CME office indicating the number of hours of credit earned. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing. Allopathic physicians can then submit the CME credit letter to their accrediting agency.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clinical Affairs office at 660.626.2513.

View current 1-A Continuing Education opportunities.

Library Services

The A.T. Still Memorial Library provides a number of services to KCOM preceptors as described below. Each of these links will take you to the library website (in a new window). To return to this page, simply close the library window.

The A.T. Still Memorial Library provides a number of services to KCOM preceptors as described below.

Library Services Description
Reference Services Are you finding the information that you need? Would you like to improve your ability to find information? Contact Maud Mundava, MLS, Library Director, maudmundava@atsu.edu or the Library at libmo@atsu.edu or 660.626.2345
Library Access Find information about how to access special online resources for Preceptors at the Library’s Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Support Page.
Interlibrary Loan Do you need a copy of an article or a book? Contact Leisa Walter, document delivery, at 660.626.2030 or ill@atsu.edu and identify yourself as a preceptor, or use the Library’s interlibrary loan form here or from its homepage. Please provide as complete a citation as possible on the request form. Preceptors can receive up to 10 free articles per month, with additional articles available for $10 per article.

Computer Hardware/Software Discounts

Computer and Peripheral Purchases

ATSU qualifies for academic pricing with selected computer companies. You can configure your machines with educational discounts via the following website.

  • CDWG is one of ATSU’s primary suppliers of technology related products. ATSU employees, students or preceptors receive the same pricing as the University. Simply visit the CDWG website www.cdwg.com to determine the item you wish to purchase, and then call Sue or Jen at 1.866.339.5201 for a quote on the price afforded via your ATSU discount. CDWG will verify with our Information Technology Department eligibility of ATSU discount.

Professional Development Resources for Regional Preceptors

“The successful teacher is no longer on a height, pumping knowledge at high pressure into passive receptacles…He is a senior student anxious to help his juniors.”
–Sir William Osler, The Student Life

Library Resources
A.T. Still Memorial Library



Teaching Skills

Preceptor Training Tools

Preceptor Training Opportunities

  • Life-Long Learning - is a requirement for being effective and successful as a physician. KCOM aids this process by offering a valuable selection of both distance-learning and on-campus educational degree programs as well as traditional CME programs.

Clinical Web Resources

The following categories of websites have been compiled for your use as a preceptor:

Academic - Websites maintained by medical schools for patient information and community education.

Association - Websites maintained by medical associations and related groups to disseminate practice guidelines and policies, patient information, and other information useful to the practicing physician.

Collaborative/Review - Organization websites that review online medical information and health information websites.

Government - Websites and databases maintained by the U.S. government for the dissemination of information related to human disease.

Publisher - Websites providing medical literature online to subscribers.

To provide feedback on any module or to request module topics please email clinicalfacultydevelopment@atsu.edu