Site-based Clinical Preceptors

Highlight your clinical setting and patient population, teach the next generation of physicians clinical skills, and role-model outstanding physician professionalism.

  • Faculty Development: Faculty Development will be provided; details to follow if selected for the position.
  • Instructor Qualifications: Salaried faculty or Volunteer Clinical Professors with an active clinical practice in the San Francisco bay area that allows medical students to apply hands-on, direct patient care clinical skills

Second-Year Medical Student Adult Medicine Preceptorships

A second-year medical student will join the instructor at the medical practice for approximately three 4‑hour sessions, typically between August and October.

The physician will be the role model for students as they refresh their skills in independent patient interviewing, physical exam, oral presentations, and note writing. If you are interested in precepting in this program, please contact Anna Kozas, anna.kozas@ucsf.edu or Elizabeth Imbert, MD, MPH, elizabeth.imbert@ucsf.edu.

Second-Year Medical Student Pediatric Preceptorships

A second-year medical student will join the instructor at the medical practice for three 4-hour sessions, typically between October and November.

During these sessions, students learn and practice pediatric interviewing and observational physical examination skills, assessing the growth and development of children, techniques and strategies used in pediatric health promotion, and documentation of a pediatric health maintenance visit. If you are interested in precepting, please contact Anna Kozas, anna.kozas@ucsf.edu or Elizabeth Imbert, MD, MPH, elizabeth.imbert@ucsf.edu.

Fourth-Year Medical Student Preceptorships starting in April 2019

SPAN (Specialty Practice Ambulatory sub-iNternship) Preceptor

SPAN is a required longitudinal ambulatory preceptorship for fourth-year students during Career Launch. Students will work in the clinic with their SPAN preceptors for 16 half-day sessions between April 2020 and March 2021. Students will be matched 1:1 with a faculty preceptor in a specialty or subspecialty of their choosing. Many students will choose a SPAN preceptor in the field they intend to pursue for residency or in a field that will provide them with clinical skills that complement their chosen career path. Students will develop advanced ambulatory clinical skills in addition to longitudinal clinical coaching and mentoring relationships with their SPAN preceptors and enter residency better prepared for outpatient clinical practice. 

Responsibilities:

  • Host a fourth-year medical student in your outpatient clinical setting for 16 half day sessions between April 2020 and March 2021
  • Meet with your SPAN student at least four times over the year (typically after ever 5th session) to review their progress and set learning goals
  • Periodically directly observe your SPAN student with patients and provide feedback

Faculty Benefits:

  • Highlight your clinical setting and patient population
  • Teach the next generation of physicians advanced outpatient clinical skills, role-model outstanding physician professionalism
  • Act as a clinical coach and mentor to an advanced medical student interested in your field

Qualifications:

  • Active outpatient clinical practice in the San Francisco Bay Area – SPAN is a clinic-based preceptorship; ambulatory surgery and outpatient procedural experiences do not qualify
  • Opportunities for students to apply hands-on, direct patient care clinical skills with progressive levels of independence, as appropriate (SPAN is not a shadowing experience)
  • UCSF faculty appointment:
    • UCSF HS Clinical, Clinical X, In Residence, Ladder Rank
    • UCSF Volunteer Clinical Professor

Time Commitment:

  • 16 half day sessions between April 2020 and March 2021
  • Students work directly with SPAN preceptors to schedule SPAN sessions

To help us match you with a student in the Class of 2021 who is interested in developing advanced ambulatory skills in your field, please complete this brief survey by February 7, 2020. 

For more information about becoming a SPAN preceptor, please contact Christine Phung, SPAN Administrator SPAN@ucsf.edu