General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program

"For the students, I hope they gain confidence in being able to interact with patients, families and staff. I hope that they feel comfortable with getting a history, doing a physical exam, coming up with a differential diagnosis and plan and then presenting the patient’s case. I hope the students will learn how to research medical problems and treatments. Since it might not be another year before further clinical experiences, I hope the students have had a sufficient clinical exposure "to keep them going."

- Dr. Susan Andrew, MD - GIMSPP Emerald Award Winner for 20 Years of Dedicated Volunteer Service to GIMSPP Students

Since 1992, the General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP) has placed first and second year medical students with internists across the state for two-week, three-week, or four-week preceptorships during the student's summer break. Preceptorships are available on a first come, first served basis. Stipends are available to cover cost of living for our students.  See our preceptorship overview page for testimonials from long-time preceptors and more information.  Urban and Rural/Underserved preceptorships are available and vary each year based on availability.

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Students ...

Get ExperiencedThe student application will open January 15th!   Even if you don't know your summer schedule, get your name on the list by filling out the application.  Only students currently enrolled in a Texas medical school may apply.  Limited stipends are available.  Preceptorships less than four weeks in length will be pro-rated.

Physicians ...

Get Involved.  If you are available to serve as a preceptor this summer, please fill out the application. Please use this form to let us know your summer availability, and your interest in the preceptorship program. NEW physician preceptors are provided access to our orientation packet and several conference calls with experienced preceptors to get a feel for the program's requirements.

Incentives!  As a valued volunteer preceptor, you will be eligible for one of the following incentives:

See our GIMSPP Orientation Video from TXACP on Vimeo.

Texas Chapter of the ACP
401 W. 15th Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (866) 2-GIMSPP or (866) 244-6777 (toll-free)
Fax: (512) 370-1693

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