Preceptorships 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.
- Seattle Preceptorship Guide: includes departmental contact information.
- UW Registration Deadlines (Seattle): the preceptorship coordinator will provide you with the SLN number and faculty code for registration.
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.