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Preceptor Program

Top 10 Reasons to Precept UMass Third Year Family Medicine Clerkship Students

10 - Teaching medical students keeps you current.

9 - Free library access through UMass to many databases including
     (i.e., Up-to-Date, MD Consult, DynaMed, 5-Minute Clinical Consult).

8 - 20 hours of AAFP CME/year for teaching medical students.

7 - $1,000 honoraria for each medical student you precept per 5 week rotation.

6 - Free live online access to weekly UMass Family Medicine Grand Rounds (an additional 40 hours of Category 1 CME).

5 - Free half day A.B.F.M SAM Seminar.

4 - Students are IT whizzes!  Let them show you the latest apps used in patient care.

3 - Students bring a different perspective and personality to the office.

2 - You can be the inspiration!  More family medicine physicians are needed.

... and the number one reason to precept is ...

1 - It's incredibly rewarding to mentor the family medicine workforce of tomorrow!


General Organization


  • Students spend ~19 days/5 week block in your office
  • Students can assist ancillary staff or visit community resources
  • Students should see 3-4 patients per session (6-8 per day)
  • Students should write up at least one note per session (2 per day)
  • Students are responsible for their own housing / transportation
  • A home visit assignment is encouraged but no longer mandatory

To Learn more, visit our website at or contact
Mary Lindholm, MD, Clerkship Director at 774-442-4117 to receive additional information.