Preceptorship Program

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

Physician Information (link) Information for general pediatricians interested in signing up to serve as a preceptor.
Student Information (link) Information for students interested in applying for a preceptorship rotation.
F.A.Q's (link) Frequently asked questions regarding the Preceptorship Program.

Applications and requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Preclinical students interested in a summer preceptorship are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are notified once they have been matched. Third and fourth-year students may apply anytime during the year, at least one month prior to the requested dates of the preceptorship. Students may only participate in the program once. 

Students are encouraged to do the preceptorship in rural, medically underserved or health profession shortage areas. 

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

Since summer 1996, over 2,450 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 38% of preceptorship students entered pediatric residency programs.

For additional information, please contact:

Amy Case, Pediatric Preceptorship & Foundation Coordinator
401 West 15th Street
Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701