Clinical Instructor Qualifications and Responsibilities

The Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation of Educational Programs in Perfusion (Standards) outline the following requirements that accredited perfusion programs must follow for both responsibilities and qualifications of clinical instructors.

III.B.4.a. Clinical Instructors Responsibilities:

The clinical instructor(s) must provide students with appropriate and adequate clinical instruction/supervision and must evaluate student clinical competence.

Sufficient time for accomplishing the clinical objectives must be provided. The clinical instructor(s) must communicate regularly with the program officials.

At least one clinical instructor must be designated as site coordinator at each clinical affiliate to facilitate communication and appropriate site orientation/training, and summary student evaluation.

III.B.4.b. Clinical Instructors Qualifications:  

A clinical instructor must be:
1) certified as a perfusionist by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion;
2) knowledgeable and effective in teaching the subjects assigned, and
3) knowledgeable of the program goals, clinical objectives, and clinical evaluation system.

Clinical instructors should participate periodically in teaching methodology continuing education.