To provide experiential, enrichment, and academic placements which facilitate the development of a special set of skills, attitudes, and understandings for persons seeking entry into a program in Allopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, or Public Health.
Evidence of interest in a health profession; demonstration of personal value and character traits conducive to the development of a concerned, qualified health professional; matriculation in an undergraduate pre-health professional program; and GPA 2.5.
Completion of an application; Spring interview: Approval of preceptorship by CAHMCP staff; Orientation meeting; Placement; Submission of a logbook or grade; Follow-up evaluation; and attendance/ participation in Kwanzaa or other planned program activity.
The Range of the Preceptorship Program
Participants are placed in hospitals, health centers, HMO's, or health professional offices in relationship to their specified career goal and given 'hands on experience'. The minimum time required is 100 hours, which is arranged by the consent of the participant and Site Preceptor.
Placement in advanced career preparatory and service initiatives.
Placements are made with medical and life sciences researchers who are involved in research usually affiliated with a medical school. Research programs at universities or at other health programs will be accepted.
Select participants will be placed with a health professional for a short, intense experience.
Courses can be taken to fulfill a pre-health curriculum requirement or for enrichment.
Usually such preceptorships simply involve activities offered by other health career development programs outside the Chicago metropolitan area, including sites overseas.
Joan Krueger, Preceptorship Director