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Preceptors honored at breakfast and luncheon

More than 200 preceptors across all the campuses at Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center help mold and train students and new hires.
More than 200 preceptors across all the campuses at Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center help mold and train students and new hires.
On July 12, Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center held a special recognition breakfast and luncheon for the more than 200 preceptors who help to mold and train students and new hires all across campus.

“I look at preceptors as people who make impressions on babies—the role you play is so important,” says Sunder Nambiar, executive director of perioperative services at Loma Linda University Medical Center. “You are the standard. We thank you for what you do. You create pillars for the institution.”

Each preceptor who was able to attend either the breakfast or luncheon received a special dolphin pin to wear denoting their role as preceptor. The dolphin theme was chosen because of the high-energy and selfless characteristics preceptors demonstrate. When a “pod member” is sick or injured, other dolphins will set aside their own needs to come to its rescue, and a pair of dolphins, one on each side, will stay beside it, lifting it to the surface to breathe each breath until it recovers the strength to swim on its own again. Preceptors at Loma Linda help students and new hires learn to swim on their own in their new roles.

By Preston Smith

TODAY news for Thursday, August 24, 2006