Clinical Faculty Privileges and Professional Development for Clinical Instructors
The CCCE and CIs are entitled to rights and privileges as a result of participation in the clinical education program. The privileges provided to the clinical faculty are primarily designed to promote continued professional development. Although privileges are somewhat limited, efforts for recognition of the importance of the clinical educators continue.
Clinical faculty has the opportunity to participate in the Medical University of South Carolina’s clinical faculty workshops. Through membership in the Carolina Clinical Education Consortium, annual workshops are provided for both basic and advanced clinical educators. In addition, the academic faculty is available to provide in-service programs upon request from a clinical site (may include a fee).
Clinical faculty may be eligible for the MedMentor Program. The MedMentor Program enables health professionals throughout South Carolina who precept students enrolled at the Medical University of South Carolina to obtain MUSC Library privileges, an MUSC Network Account, and access to other electronic information resources.
The leadership, guidance, and mentoring provided by each clinical faculty member is deeply appreciated by the faculty and students of the Medical University of South Carolina. Students nominate exceptional clinical education faculty for recognition as the Medical University of South Carolina’s Clinical Instructor of the Year. The award is presented at the reception luncheon at the Carolina Clinical Education Consortium annual workshop.