Preceptorships (Seattle)

Pr​​​ec​​eptorships for First and Second Year Students

A preceptorship is an elective mentored experience in which a practicing physician volunteers to give personal instruction, training, and supervision to a medical student during the first year or through the winter term of the second year of medical school. Preceptorships offer the preclinical student an opportunity to follow a patient over time, to get to know the particular clinical field and to experience a clinical setting. Students report that preceptorships can be an excellent way of preparing for board examinations and clinical training.


  • Students register themselves for preceptorships via MyUW. UWSOM does not waive late registration fees. 
  • Preceptorship courses are available for matriculated UWSOM medical students only.​


If you have questions or need more information, or if you are a physician who would like to become a preceptor, please contact the Curriculum Office.

Extracurricular Clinical Experiences (ECE’s or Shadowing) for First and Second Year Students – CLICK HERE