Regardless of what first motivated you to become a doctor — a family legacy, an aptitude for biology, or the desire to help those in need — chances are the biggest influence on how you practice medicine was your physician mentor.
TMA is calling on internists to pay it forward. For just a few weeks this summer you can follow in the footsteps of those who influenced you by volunteering to serve as a mentor to a Texas medical student by participating in the 2017 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP).
Hundreds of eager students from across the state have already signed up to be matched with a preceptor in primary care. You can support these budding physicians by submitting your availability form today.
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 the rounds and interact with patients. This hands-on guidance gives medical students an early, clinical leg up before the start of residency and in many cases commits them to working in primary care.
Selected preceptors receive a GIMSPP guide and will be notified of student matches in March. By making mentorship a priority and signing up to participate in GIMSPP, you're supporting the next generation of young Texas physicians.
Action, Jan. 17, 2017
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January 13, 2017