TAFP re-launches the Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship

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TAFP re-launches Texas Statewide
Family Medicine Preceptorship

Summer applications due April 30

posted 04.26.12

The ability for medical students to complete a family medicine preceptorship is an important recruitment tool to demonstrate the breadth and depth of family medicine and encourage those students drawn to whole-person and community care to pursue the specialty. That’s what family physician members on the TAFP Board of Directors recognized when they voted unanimously for the Academy to carry on the Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship Program after funding was zeroed out during the 82nd Texas Legislature.

The program matches medical students with an experienced and skilled family physician for a two- to four-week period to help them gain real-life experience in a community setting. By participating in a family medicine preceptorship, students have the unique opportunity to explore what being a family physician is really about.

Under TAFP’s direction, the program will be coordinated in the same manner as previous years, but without paying stipends to pre-clinical medical students.

Student applications for summer 2012 for pre-clinical preceptorship are due this Monday, April 30. Physicians interested in becoming a preceptor to pre-clinical or clinical students can register online.

Visit the newly re-launched Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship Program website at www.tafp.org/preceptorship for more information and to apply for a preceptorship, or to become a preceptor or update your profile. Or contact Juleah Williams, program coordinator, at (512) 329-8666 or jwilliams@tafp.org.