Information for Preceptors

Family Medicine 501: Introductory Preceptorships...
A one-quarter preceptorship for first and second year University of Washington medical students. Students are matched with a volunteer Seattle area community family physician. During the quarter, students will spend eight (8) half-day clinic sessions working beside their preceptor.

Family Medicine 502: Continuity Preceptorships...
FAMED 502 is designed for students with a strong interest in Family Medicine who desire a strong continuity experience. Instead of precepting weekly for one quarter, the sessions are spread out to every other week during autumn and winter quarters with the option of continuing in the spring, or starting in winter quarter and continuing into spring.

As a Preceptor...
You will expose students to Family Medicine and help them explore the challenges and rewards of a Family Medicine career. You will also help students refine their medical history taking, physical examination, and clinical knowledge skills by involving them in the day-to-day function of a community practice.

You May Discover...
Explaining, demonstrating, and critiquing students reinforces what you know, uncovers what you don't, and provokes you to rethink you day-to-day practice.

The Benefits of Being a Preceptor...
Benefits include eligibility for UW clinical faculty status. Clinical faculty member receive free access to UW online resources such as HealthLinks provider toolkit, receive valuable discounts on purchases from the University Bookstore including the Technology Center, and may also receive a paid membership to the UW Intramural Activities center.