GIMSPP stands for General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program. By working with an assigned physician, students will gain insight into the rewards of a practice in internal medicine, and observe how a clinician functions as a member of his or her medical and non-medical community. GIMSPP staff work to place medical students with internists across the state for two, three, or four week preceptorships during the student's summer break. During this preceptorship students will develop skills in history taking, physical examination, early diagnosis, and treatment plan formulation, among others.  First- and second-year students enrolled in a Texas medical school are eligible to participate, if they have not participated in GIMSPP previously.  GIMSPP provides a living stipend to help offset living expenses.


GIMSPP stands for General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program. GIMSPP staff works to place medical students with internists across the state for two-, three-, or four-week preceptorships during the student's summer break. First- and second-year students enrolled in a Texas medical school who have not already participated in GIMSPP are eligible for our program.
The 2019 GIMSPP application has closed. Interested students can apply for our 2020 program in January. Follow us on social media to be the first to know when the application opens.
No - but it is encouraged! Recruiting your own preceptor allows you to decide the location of your preceptorship and expedites your GIMSPP match timeline. If you know an eligible internist who you want to work with, simply let the GIMSPP office know on the application.
The process once you have applied:
  • The preceptor must complete the availability form.
  • GIMSPP staff confirm the preceptor meets the requirements outlined by the grant.
  • GIMSPP staff will reach out to the preceptor to confirm their participation.
  • Once the preceptor confirms, the GIMSPP staff will reach out to you to confirm the dates, location, etc.
  • Once you confirm with us, we will finalize the match.
  • You may reach out to the preceptors office to begin any necessary paperwork, set expectations, and anything else needed before the preceptorship.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds stipends available to offset living expenses during the preceptorship rotation.

As of 2019, stipends for a Rural Counties/MUA/HPSA area are $5,000 for a 4-week program and stipends for an Urban area are $3,000 for a 4-week program. Preceptorships shorter than four weeks receive a pro-rated stipend.

For the stipend to be processed, students must complete the required post-program evaluation form and a W-9 form. The stipends are taxable income so students will be issued a 1099-MISC form for tax purposes.

If you are matched without a stipend, you will be notified at the time of matching.
As of 2019, Rural counties, Medically Underserved Areas, and High Priority Service Areas qualify for the higher stipend amount. Rural counties are determined as defined by the Texas Legislative Council (pg. 14). . Medically Underserved Areas, and High Priority Service Areas are determined by the Health Resource and Service Administration and can be found here