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The GIMSPP Student Application is CLOSED for 2018. Applications will reopen in January, 2019.
Welcome to the General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP). This program is designed to provide first- and second-year medical with the real life experience working alongside a knowledgeable and skillful internist in a community setting. Explore what being a practicing internist involves, and apply a "hands on" approach that will enhance your classroom instruction.
During this preceptorship students will develop skills in history taking, physical examination, early diagnosis, and treatment plan formulation, among others. 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.
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A: 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 to participate.
A: GIMSPP application is a three-step process.
1. Identify areas in Texas where you are interested in completing your preceptorship.
2. Submit the online GIMSPP application to apply. The application is currently closed and will re-open in 2019.
3. GIMSPP staff will review your submission for availability and placement.
A: The Texas Legislature has returned funding to GIMSPP, and student stipends are available to offset living expenses during the preceptorship rotation. Stipends and matches are based on availability. Stipends range from $3,000 for four-weeks in an urban area, to $5,000 for four-weeks in a rural or underserved area. Preceptorships shorter than four weeks receive a pro-rated stipend. Students are notified at the time of their match whether they will receive a stipend. For the stipend to be processed, students must complete the required evaluation form and a W-9 form. Students will be issued a 1099-MISC Form for tax purposes.
GIMSPP Stipend Eligibility
Stipends are based on availability and paid-out for a maximum of four-weeks per student enrolled in GIMSPP. If you have received a full stipend previously for participation in the program, or anticipate receiving a full stipend from another Statewide Preceptorship Program, you will not be eligible to receive additional funding from GIMSPP. If you are planning to participate in more than one Preceptorship Program, stipends are available for a maximum of four weeks combined. You will need to notify the GIMSPP office of your intent to participate in more than one program. GIMSPP operates with the belief that each student interested in the field of primary care should be given equal opportunity to participate in the program, and receive a stipend to help offset living expenses and applicable incurred costs during your match.
A: No - but it is encouraged. If you know an internist you want to work with, simply let the GIMSPP office know and we can match you through our program. Please be sure to first review the GIMSPP preceptor eligibility requirements.
Q: Will I receive school credit for a GIMSPP preceptorship?
A: Some medical schools provide credit as an elective for a four-week preceptorship rotation. Some give transcript credit for four-week preceptorships. To see if your school qualifies, please contact your program's administrative office before starting your preceptorship.
Q: What cities can I complete my preceptorship in to receive the higher stipend amount?
A: GIMSPP offers a higher stipend amount to students who complete GIMSPP in a Medically Underserved Area (MUAs), a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSAs), or in a Rural county that is classified as non-metro.
• $3,000 for four (4) weeks in an Urban area; MUA Find
• $5,000 for four (4) weeks in HPSA/MUA, or Rural area, or any combination thereof; HPSA Find
• Preceptorships shorter than four (4) weeks receive a pro-rated stipend
As a reminder, stipends will be paid upon completion of your preceptorship. Students must complete the required evaluation form and W-9 form for the stipend to be processed. Students who receive stipends will be issued a 1099-MISC Form for Tax Purposes. If you have any questions, please contact your CPA.
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