UPMC Preceptor Academy Forum

June 8, 2023

Presented by the APP Preceptor Academy to share knowledge and insight for educating students and effective preceptor strategies. Objectives including creating an inclusive clinical rotation for students, incorporating student learning using the electronic medical record, mentoring a struggling learner, and avoiding burnout by promoting preceptor and student wellness.

Target Audience

This course is designed for UPMC Advanced Practice Providers and students enrolled in area APP programs.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/08/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/08/2023 - 12:00pm EDT

Noon to 12:15 p.m. Introduction
Kelly Nicholas, MPAS, PA-C

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychological Flexibility as a Path to Wellness
Dr. James Tew, MD

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Mentoring the Struggling Learner
Brett Fadgen, CRNA, MSN, CFRN and Daniel Tolomeo, PA-C

2:15 to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Clinical Rotation
Kathryn Reed, PA-C

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Teaching Clinical Documentation through EMR
Dr. Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA, FAMIA and Heather McCrory, PA-C

4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Review and Evaluation

4:45 p.m. Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference
United States

Course Co-Directors
Amy L. Haller, MBA, MPAS, PA-C
Director, Center for Advanced Practice Education, Clinical Project Director, UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers, Co-Director, Advanced Practice Provider Leadership
Certificate Course
Kelly Nicholas, MPAS, PA-C, Co-Chair, UPMC Preceptor Academy-Education Committee; Physician Assistant Expert
Alexa Llewellyn, MS, PA-C, Co-Chair, UPMC Preceptor Academy-Education Committee; Physician Assistant

Faculty Listing
Brett Fadgen, CRNA, MSN, CFRN
Kristian Feterik, MD, MBA, FAMIA
Heather McCrory, PA-C
Kelly Nicholas, MPAS, PA-C
Kathryn Reed, PA-C
James Tew, MD
Daniel Tolomeo, PA-C

(All University of Pittsburgh Medical Center unless stated otherwise)

Faculty Disclosure  
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Disclaimer Statement 
The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.50 Attendance
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Questions About Registration
Name: Kelly Nicholas
Call: (412) 641-3962
Email: snyderkn@upmc.edu