Clinical Supervision of Medical Students
The Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) ensures that medical students involved in patient care are appropriately supervised at all times in order to ensure patient and student safety, that the level of responsibility delegated to the student is appropriate
to their level of training, and that the activities supervised are within the scope of practice of the supervising health professional.
In all school sponsored clinical experiences, students are under the supervision of Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine faculty. As such,
- All preceptors have faculty appointments, and faculty supervise all health care providers who work with students;
- It is the faculty’s responsibility to ensure that all health care providers who are engaged in clinical teaching are supervising students within their scope of practice.
- The director of the clerkship or course is responsible for communicating policies and procedures related to supervision to faculty and students participating in their clerkship or course, and for monitoring compliance.
- The director of the clerkship or course is responsible for ensuring that the level of responsibility delegated to a medical student is appropriate to the student’s level of training and experience, and for monitoring compliance.
- Students can report any concerns regarding supervision through the LCOM confidential learning environment reporting system. They may also report directly to the clerkship course director, the Associate/Assistant Dean for Students and the Level
Director of Clinical Clerkship.
Applicability of the Policy
All medical students, faculty and clerkship directors
Related Larner College of Medicine Policies
Related University of Vermont Policies
Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)
9.3 Clinical Supervision of Medical Students
- 8/6/2020 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
- 2/16/2021 Policy Edited [Medical Curriculum Committee]
Level Director of Clinical Clerkship
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