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 pediatricians in private practice for a 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.|
Applications and requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Preclinical students interested in a preceptorship must apply by March 25, 2016. 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:
401 West 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701