I've got a question about preceptorship...
I've often heard that a preceptor prefers a preceptee who "does not act like he or she knows everything."
But... how do I strike the right balance? Should I ever act like I know nothing about a topic just to make the preceptor feel good?
I would like to be myself by simply discussing topics when I know about them and asking questions about topics when I don't....
However, I have studied many healthcare topics in depth (I am a science geek), which may be threatening to the preceptor... Still, I hate the idea that I have to pretend to know nothing about a topic... Won't "pretending" just make me look phony?
I think I can balance this by acknowledging when I don't know something... Or trying to think of a question related to clinical practice that I do not know.... but I don't want to overdo this either!!
Please help with some suggestions here!
I messed up in a previous preceptorship (I think a lot of it had to do with a negative first impression), so further advice is needed