Matches are made in the spring and programs are two (2) to four (4) weeks between May and August. 

You can lead the future of primary care in Texas by serving as a GIMSPP preceptor (mentor). Physician preceptors use the Teaching Medicine – In Action: A Guide for GIMSPP to 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. Rekindle your passion for medicine and give back to the medical profession at the same time!


 

Eligibility Requirements:

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


Resources for Preceptors

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


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.