Having begun my internship experiences I have seen a wide range of technique and oversight by my preceptors. I have reviewed the literature, but there seems to be a lot of ambiguity defining supervision, what it is and how close it needs to be. Clearly, the student becomes more independent as they progress through the program. But how independent? Do those of you who are preceptors always exam all patients that your student evaluates, or is verbal report at some point sufficient? What level of oversight do you utilize and still feel comfortable co-signing the chart?