Seeking Preceptors for 2 students participating in the WAFP/WAFP-F Summer Extern Program
Volunteer and dedicate one week of your time to help the future of family medicine!
As a Family Physician, you will have the chance to showcase your practice and your passion for patient care to a motivated student interested in joining our specialty, in addition:
- You will see yourself and your patients through a new learner;
- Be stimulated and energized by bright, young minds brimming with new knowledge;
- Be able to claim up to 20 hours of AAFP CME credit for medical student teaching;
- Volunteer clinical faculty appointments available upon request
The 2017 program begins June 5 and ends with the students attending the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, July 27 - 29, 2017.
- Students need to spend at least one week (could go up to four if your schedule allows) with you and your staff/partners engaging in clinical care in the office, hospital, nursing home or other community setting.
- Level of involvement can range from observation to hand-on experiences, but active learning is highly encouraged.
Questions? Contact the WAFP-Foundation by email or call 262-512-0606.
Testimonials from our former Preceptors
"Serving as a clinical preceptor for the WAFP Summer Extern Program is a rich and rewarding way to see your patients and practice through new eyes. It is an opportunity to share not only one’s knowledge of medicine, but also the legacy of healing. The time invested in teaching is an investment in self-renewal.” - David Deci, MD of Madison, WI
"I really enjoyed having the student for the summer externship program. It was a second year student who was learning almost from the start and learning what Family Medicine is all about. I would definitely love to support this program and have students work with me in future. The student worked with different Family Doctors in different settings and it was great to hear about their experience. As they are new to this role and have not worked in many patient care settings so their questions about some basic things also helped me improve and take another look at the way we do things. Overall great to have them." - Suhail Shaikh, MD of Janesville, WI
"A chance to share your medical practice with some highly motivated students who are already excited about family medicine and primary care. Their interest rubs off – and helps remind you of why you went into medicine." - Jeff Polzin, MD of Black River Falls, WI