Clinical Preceptors

Be Part of the Future

As a preceptor, you will join the SHSU-COM faculty team as a clinical faculty member, helping us shape and train a new generation of physicians. Additional benefits include:

A Chance to Give Back

Precepting gives you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the next generation of doctors, just as a doctor once did for you.

Updated Clinical Knowledge

You’ll find that you’re learning along with your students as you update your knowledge about trends in medicine and updated clinical
practice guidelines. Preceptors also have access to resources including:

  • Up To Date, the only clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes (a value of $559/year)

  • Prescribers Letter, an education based medication advisory resource (a value of $139/year)

  • Natural Medicine, a database of dietary supplements, herbal medicine, and complimentary and integrative therapies (a value of $117/year)

  • SHSU library resources, which includes hundreds of medical texts and journals

Recruitment Opportunities

Developing good working relationships with students may pay off when it’s time to add physicians to your practice team. New physicians often look for opportunities that include medical education.

Better Patient Education

Medical students are enthusiastic experts who can educate your patients about health conditions and treatment. This will free up you and your colleagues to spend more time on complex cases.

Reduced Workload

Share the work. Student doctors can take patient histories, perform basic tests, and give immunizations. They can also help with nonclinical

tasks, such as filling out lab requests, coordinating referrals, updating problem lists, and making calls to patients. Physicians can now accept student documentation by verification rather than redocumenting.

Research Support

Most medical students are very tech-savvy and can quickly and efficiently research and download information on topics of interest to you. They can also perform EHR queries to use in patient outreach and performance improvement.

An Energized Practice Environment

Precepting is a rewarding experience that adds a new level of excitement to everyday patient care. Your students will be excited to perform tasks that may be mundane to you and your colleagues. You’ll find that their enthusiasm for patient care is contagious.

Enhanced Credentials

Teaching requires its own set of skills. Faculty development programming with CME credit will help you become adept at helping learners develop goals and expectations as well as enhanced critical thinking and problem solving skills. You’ll also develop new strategies for providing constructive feedback, which will benefit your entire practice team.

Appreciation from your Community

Your patients will appreciate your efforts to ensure that the next generation of doctors is prepared to care for the families in your community. SHSU-COM students will live in the community while they complete their clerkship. They will not only learn but serve their neighbors.

A Change of Pace

Precepting can help re-focus your energy and renew your excitement for patient care. Teaching physicians report consistently better job satisfaction scores and experience less burnout. Patients benefit from this too—facilities with medical students also report higher satisfaction scores.

A Chance to Give Back

Precepting gives you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the next generation of doctors, just as a doctor once did for you.