Preceptorship Program

The Texas Legislature reinstated funds for the Primary Care Preceptorship Programs during the 2015 Session.  We are currently in the process of applying for these funds.  When/If we recieve funds to operate the program, we will open applications for  2016 Preclinical rotations early in 2016. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The General Pediatric Preceptorship Program was a statewide program funded by the Texas Legislature and administered by the Texas Pediatric Society from 1995-2012 in coordination with the Texas medical schools. In this program, medical students were placed (through a matching process) with pediatricians in private practice for a four-week period to learn at a practical level about general pediatric practice.

Applications and requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Third and fourth-year students may apply anytime during the year, at least one month prior to the requested dates of the preceptorship.

Students are encouraged to do the preceptorship in rural, medically underserved or health profession shortage areas. The Austin office will assist in finding no or low cost housing for students.

Students are required to complete a Student Application giving information about themselves and their preference for dates and location for the preceptorship. 

Former preceptorship students share their experience in this 8½ min clip. This file is viewable by Windows Media Player or Real Player.

Since summer 1996, almost 2000 students have successfully completed pediatric preceptorships through the statewide program. Outcome studies are being done on students who participated in the preceptorship program. Information on residency matches for 1999-2012 indicates that approximately 37% of preceptorship students entered pediatric residency programs.


For additional information, please contact:

Amy White
401 West 15th Street
Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 370-1519