Your spring semester is starting, which means it's already time to plan for summer. First- and second-year medical students looking to get a leg up on your peers, take note: Applications for the 2017 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP) are being accepted.
Get hands-on training and personal instruction from an internist in primary care. Students are matched with a physician preceptor and spend two to four weeks (between May and August) receiving personalized supervision. By following rounds and interacting with patients, you'll receive hands-on guidance and an early clinical advantage before the start of residency.
Applicant matches are being assigned and will be completed no later than April. GIMSPP is an excellent opportunity for practical exposure in connecting the science of medicine with actual patients. Selected students receive a stipend for participation, with larger payments for students who work in a rural or underserved part of Texas.
Last year, 163 medical students completed GIMSPP. This year, the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (TXACP) is working to match even more students — in communities both large and small — across the Lone Star State. Because student preceptorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis, TXACP encourages all students to apply early. Students must be currently enrolled in a Texas medical school to participate.
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