This study's aim was to examine the impact of a brief video presentation for changing clinician knowledge and attitude about precepting physician assistant (PA) students.
In this mixed methods study, we developed a 12-minute video and made presentations to potential preceptors. Change in knowledge and attitudes was assessed with a pre/post survey. We conducted focus groups (FGs) to elicit barriers and motivators for precepting PA students and assessed acceptability and impact of the video.
Twenty-three preceptors participated in three 45-minute presentations. Participants showed significant knowledge increase in 7 of 10 survey questions. After the presentation, willingness to precept PA students was high. Major FG themes were: teaching is motivating, need clarity about PA students' needs, need support to teach, prefer video presentation to email, and similarities with medical student teaching is positive.
A brief in-person video presentation is acceptable and is associated with increased knowledge and comfort in precepting PA students.