Family Medicine Preceptorship
Who can participate?
UAMS students who have just completed the M1 year and are in good standing in the COM.
What will I do during the preceptorship?
Students will shadow a family medicine physician to gain insight about the specialty of family medicine, while practicing physical exam and diagnosing skills. Blackboard assignments help students learn about topics such as chronic disease management, community health and advocacy.
Do Blackboard assignments count toward my grade?
No. All Blackboard assignments are required but are for completion only.
When does the program take place?
June and July of each year.
Where do I complete my preceptorship?
Students must select a board-certified family medicine physician outside of Pulaski County*. Eligible physicians can be found on the ABFM website.
*Honors in Rural and Urban Underserved Primary Care students may select a family medicine physician with an underserved patient population inside of Pulaski County.
How many spots are available?
Ten students are accepted. This number may vary depending on available funding.
Is there a stipend?
Yes, students receive $500 for the two-week period.
For full details about the family medicine preceptorship, view the Summer Programs Handbook.