INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
THE PRECEPTOR SCRAPBOOK
INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS ON PRECEPTORS FROM PREVIOUS PRECEPTORSHIPS
The following pages have been transcribed from the original hand-written materials submitted by upper classmen (MS2s, MS3s, and MS4s) who bravely ventured out into the “real world” of clinical practice as pioneers in this program for introducing first year medical students to primary care preceptors in community-based settings. All of the physicians serving as preceptors for this course volunteer their time. The students who took the time to answer our request for more personalized information to give to incoming medical students did so on their own time. Not all of them had the time available to answer our questionnaire so not all of the preceptors who have previously participated are listed in the Preceptor Scrapbook. Also, there are several “new” preceptors participating this year. Since this may be their first year, we have no history for them.
After the course has ended, you will all be asked to respond to the scrapbook questionnaire which, we hope, you will take the time to answer and return to us. Your response regarding “your” preceptor and his/her community is optional. Any responses will be incorporated into the Scrapbook for use by future incoming first year medical students.
I’m sure you will agree that the information contained in this Scrapbook is helpful and it will make it easier for you to go out for 2 weeks into a community that you, most likely, have never spent time in prior to this course. Our hope is that it will give you a bit of insight into both the physician’s practice and his community, make you feel more at ease, and able to relax and thoroughly enjoy the upcoming learning experience, as well as the community, once you are actually there.
Daniel Rubin, M.D.
Community Health and Family Medicine