This page contains information on the minimum clinical requirements that every student must meet. During the course of clinical training, most students will require experience beyond the minimum number listed here. All clinical requirements must be supervised by an approved ATMMTP preceptor.
The below clinical requirements are the minimum number required to fulfill ATMMTP graduation requirements.
The student must complete a minimum of all of the following:
In the role of an assistant (learning the skills of a midwife):
Primary Midwife under Supervision (PMUS)
Students must learn, practice, and perfect the skills necessary to provide all components of each requirement before care can be provided as PMUS. As PMUS the student must be able to competently provide all aspects of care, and be able to communicate the rational for the care and her clinical decisions, all while under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor.
In the role of Primary Midwife under Supervision the student must complete a minimum of the following:
The 25 births as PMUS must include the following:
In addition to the above requirements:
All required clinical requirements must be supervised and verified by ATM approved preceptors.
Click here to download a detailed list of clinical requirements: Clinical Requirements 1/21/13
The student's ATM Clinical Summary forms will be used for verification of the student's performance of each clinical requirement.
The clinical component (apprenticeship period) must be ongoing for a minimum of twenty-four (24) months duration. The clinical time will be verified by the preceptor in a letter stating that the student has completed an apprenticeship period of at least 24 months.
Required skills will be learned according to specific techniques described in the Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery, by Weaver & Evans. Students must demonstrate mastery all required skills, to be verified by the preceptor. A second verification of certain skill-sets, such as a "basic physical exam" or "newborn exam", will be evaluated by a second, independent preceptor prior to graduation eligibility.
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