Pay It Forward and Be an MD Mentor

You probably remember what first motivated you to become a doctor: a family legacy, an aptitude for biology, or the desire to help those in need. But do you remember who had the biggest influence on how you practice medicine? Chances are it was a physician mentor.

TMA is calling on internists to pay it forward. Follow in the footsteps of those who influenced you by volunteering to serve this summer as a mentor for a Texas medical student. 

Applications are now open for the 2017 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP). Eager students across the state are lined up for a preceptorship match — with more joining the list each week. 

Preceptors spend two weeks, three weeks, or four weeks from May to August providing personal instruction and supervision to medical students. Students meet with their preceptor daily to follow rounds and interact with patients. This hands-on guidance gives medical students a clinical leg up before the start of residency and in many cases commits them to working in primary care. 

Selected preceptors will be notified in March, with all student matches completed no later than April.

By making mentorship a priority, you're supporting the next generation of young physicians. Sign up to be a GIMSPP preceptor today.

Action, Dec. 1, 2016

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December 01, 2016

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