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Welcome to the Summer 2020 Edition of the Clinical Faculty Newsletter! 

Clinical Faculty Title Change

To acknowledge the commitment to education demonstrated by PNWU clinical preceptors, PNWU is eliminating Adjunct from the title and going forward professors of clinical medicine will be titled Clinical Faculty

Current Adjunct Clinical Professors will now be titled Clinical Professors of their given rank and specialty. 

Promotions in rank will be considered according to the Clinical Faculty Promotion Procedure housed in the Clinical Faculty Development Handbook. Materials supporting promotion must be submitted by August 1 for consideration. 

Tips + Tricks

In the fourth part of the Struggling Learner Series we discussed teaching professionalism in a clinical setting. In that presentation clinical preceptors were provided information on:

  • Define professional behavior in clinical settings
  • Decide if behaviors meet expectations for professionalism among physicians
  • Determine the nature of unmet expectations for professionals in medicine
  • Design a plan to enhance professionalism in medical learners who are struggling

Please view the presentation Teaching Professionalism in a Clinical Environment for more information.

Preceptor's Lounge

CME Title: Remediating Medical Learners in a Clinical Setting

This one-hour interactive web-based event is part of a year-long series focused on delivering tools to clinical preceptors to identify, aid, and encourage learners who are struggling on clinical rotations.  In this event, we will explore how preceptors participate in the effort to remediate struggling students by identifying areas of underperformance, remediating behaviors and skills in a clinical setting, and giving students feedback intended to raise performance to the expected level. 


  • Describe and diagnose clinical underperformance
  • Determine appropriate methods to remediate specific behaviors commonly encountered in clinical settings
  • Develop mechanisms for generating and delivering feedback during clinical remediation

Dates/Times (Times are in Pacific Daylight-Saving Time)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Live via Zoom

Contact PNWU Clinical Education at for information on how to enroll in this course.  This session will be recorded and posted to the Preceptor’s Lounge webpage for later viewing by those who cannot attend the live event.

For a schedule of upcoming Preceptor's Lounge webinar topics, and an archive of previous webinars, please click the button below.

Residency Match 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 who have successfully matched into their residency programs.

The NRMP 2020 Main Residency Match held special significance this year as it was the first time all U.S. osteopathic and allopathic applicants participated in one matching program.

For an overview of residency placement for students of PNWU-COM, please visit our Fast-Facts page.


Commencement 2020

On May 16th, 138 PNWU medical students added “Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine” to their titles, graduating as our COM’s ninth class. 

From hot tubs to horsebacks, mountaintops to desktops, our graduates succeeded in turning our virtual ceremony into a momentous occasion, once again showcasing the incredible people who make our mission possible.

Congratulations, PNWU Class of 2020!

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