Work Smarter, Not Harder: Incorporating Students into Your Daily Routine

April 25, 2023


There is no cost to attend. Preceptors and clinical instructors are invited to attend.

Register through Zoom.


A clinical instructor is an experienced practitioner who provides supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice for students and staff learners. They assist the learner by setting expectations, providing effective feedback about their performance, and providing appropriate opportunities to meet their learning objectives.

Des Moines University supports healthcare providers who choose to actively participate in the education of our students by offering excellent clinical training opportunities. Clinical instructors not only transmit skills but are mentors who convey the core values important to Des Moines University: accountability, collaboration, honesty, inclusiveness, and wellness. 

Clinical instructors do what no textbook or classroom can accomplish. As a result, the students benefit from the community-based experience, while preceptors benefit from integrating new ideas and techniques into their practices currently taught in academic health sciences institutions. Join us for a series of educational opportunities which provide precepting pearls to aid in shaping the next generation of clinicians.


This session is aimed at bringing purpose and meaning back to your practice. Are you feeling burned out and dissatisfied with your current practice configuration? Teaching future practitioners may be a great way to escape the daily grind of medical practice. The presenter will explore options for integrating healthcare students into your practice in a way that will improve your efficiency and overall satisfaction.

Key Topics

  • Documentation
  • Students as assets
  • Efficiency
  • Time management
  • Reducing burnout
  • Job satisfaction
  • Effective onboarding

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore using teaching as a strategy to reduce burnout and improve work satisfaction. 
  2. Understand how to be a preceptor without increasing your time commitment. 
  3. Identify learners as an asset to your team rather than a burden.


Douglas Steenblock, MD, has been a psychiatrist at Center Associates since 1995.  He received his medical degree from Creighton University and completed a psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado. Although he sees adult patients of all ages, he has a special interest in geriatric psychiatry, provides service to many of the long-term care facilities in our community, and is currently Chief of Mental Health Services at Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, IA. Dr. Steenblock is an adjunct faculty member at several schools and enjoys teaching students and resident physicians.  He is board certified in general psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry.

  • Awards: 2019 Iowa Medical Society Merit Award
  • 2022 American Psychiatric Assoc. Distinguished Life Fellow
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/25/2023 - 12:15pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/25/2023 - 12:55pm CDT

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Laura Delaney, MPAS, PA-C - Planning Committee Member
  • Kim Fairley - Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Douglas Steenblock, MD - Speaker
  • Holland Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME


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There is no cost to attend. Preceptors and clinical instructors are invited to attend.

Register through Zoom.