The GIMSPP Summer 2020 Student Application closed. 

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. 


Applications for 2020 are now closed. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please email Kat Peacock, Program Manager.
Matching has started! Our program will gather a list of potential matches based on your preferences and contact them to inquire about your requested preceptorship availability. Once approval is received from the physician, Kat will send you a match confirmation email with preceptor’s information. You MUST reply to the match confirmation email – check your spam folders! If you fail to reply to the match confirmation email, your match may be re-assigned to someone else.

As of 3/3/2020, the grant that historically funds the GIMSPP living stipends has not been released and we cannot guarantee funding for Summer 2020.

Below you will find the 2019 living stipend amounts for 4-week rotations. Living stipends are pro-rated for shorter programs, subject to change, and are not guaranteed. Preceptorship placements are based on availability of the physicians and as such we cannot place based on MUA/HPSA requests. If you would like to be placed in a Rural area, please let Kat Peacock know.

4-week Urban Preceptorship - $3,000
4-week Urban Preceptorship in a MUA/HPSA - $5,000
4-week Rural Preceptorship - $5,000
You can find if your location is MUA, HPSA, or Rural with the links below. 
 
Rural-Urban Continuum Codes: Rural Counties are defined as having a population of less that 125,000. Please check that the county you are searching is in Texas and has a population of less than 125,000.
Database for MUA/HPSA areas: Medically Under-served Areas, and High Priority Service Areas are determined by the Health Resource and Service Administration. Use the preceptors office address to determine the MUA/HPSA status
 
Preceptorship placements are based on availability and as such we cannot place based on MUA/HPSA requests. If you would like to be placed in a Rural area, please let Kat Peacock know.
It varies by location. Reach out to your preceptor and their office staff as soon as your match is confirmed to check. Depending on where you are placed, there can be up to 8 weeks of paperwork and/or training needed prior to starting. It is your responsibility to complete the paperwork and/or training prior to your start date. Not doing so may result in the termination of your preceptorship.
It varies. You may not know the hours until  you are matched. The program is 2, 3, or 4 weeks and designed so you are precepting with a physician and following the physician’s schedule. Some preceptors may be a private practice 8:00am-5:00pm with every other Friday off. Others may be hospitalists with a 3-days-on-3-days-off schedule. Others may be 14-hour days with half the time spent at a private practice, half at a hospital. This program is designed for you to get a very real feel for what practicing Internal Medicine is like and that is a wide range!
 
If you are trying to work this in around a job or other events, you may find it challenging to meet the hours required. If you have limitations, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate those needs.
If you have not been matched, you must contact the GIMSPP office to alert them to your cancellation so that application processing may be halted.
 
If you have already been matched, you must contact the GIMSPP office and your assigned preceptor no later than thirty (30) days prior to your start date. If you do not get a written confirmation from Kat Peacock, GIMSPP Manager, continue to contact her until you have confirmed that she has suspended the rotation.
It varies by school. Contact your school administration to find out!
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.
 
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.