INTERNIST FORMS AND RESOURCES

You can lead the future of primary care in Texas by serving as a GIMSPP preceptor (mentor). Physician preceptors deliver personalized instruction in a local, community-based setting to an early career medical student. This training helps students build a formative understanding of the practice of primary care and encourages them to pursue the practice post-graduation. Preceptors often report that GIMSPP not only rekindles their passion for medicine, but also allows them to give back to the medical profession.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Internists must be board certified in internal medicine with a current Texas medical license.
  • Internists must practice at least 40% as a general internist apart from any other sub-specialties.
  • Internists are expected to provide daily, personal instruction and supervision to a medical student.
  • Internists time commitment ranges from 2-4 weeks during the summer.

Things to Know:

  1. By filling out the application, you put your name in our Potential Preceptor Database each year for a two-to-four week preceptorship. We will contact you to ensure the student-selected dates work with your schedule. You may withdraw your participation in the program at any time by emailing our GIMSPP Program Manager at Katherine.Peacock@TexMed.org .
  2. We have a Preceptor Guide with guidelines, teaching techniques, and worksheets to help you start precepting. View it here.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Filling out an application simply puts your name in our database as a possible option for the two-to-four week rotations occurring during the summer each year. TXACP will contact you to see if a student’s request matches with your schedule. Matching occurs March – June.

It depends on you, your practice, and your student. Please keep in mind that these are first and second year medical students, but you can have them do things such as interview patients, take complete histories, vitals, and more. Please use your best judgement based on their level of training and experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Internists must be board certified in internal medicine with a current Texas medical license.
  • Internists must practice at least 40% as a general internist apart from any other subspecialties.
  • Internists are expected to provide daily, personal instruction and supervision to a medical student.
  • Internists time commitment ranges from 2-4 weeks during the summer.

No, you will not receive any monetary compensation.

No. Preceptors are only required to fill out the student evaluation online at the end of the rotation.

Make sure your notify the GIMSPP Program Manager, Katherine Peacock, as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made.

Yes. Medical education literature suggests that a physician’s day is lengthened by 20-60 minutes at the beginning of your teaching rotation. This time will be reduced once you are more comfortable with instructing your medical student.

The student may spend time with another physician, but you are responsible for spending the bulk of the instruction time with the student. However, you remain responsible for the student evaluation.

Yes, but the bulk of the instruction and rotation time should be spent with the assigned preceptor.

Texas medical students are covered under their medical school’s professional liability insurance, even when participating in away rotations.

No, but if you know of avaliable housing options please let the GIMSPP staff know so they may communicate the options to the students.


Resources for Preceptors

Our valued GIMSPP volunteer preceptors are eligible for one of the following incentives: