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The Longitudinal Preceptor Program (LPP) at UMMS is an integral curricular piece in which students are paired with a physician to practice their history taking and physical exam skills, as well as learning the basics of a medical practice. The LPP program is part of the required Doctoring and Clinical Skills Course (DCS) in years 1 & 2. The experience lasts for approximately 1 ½ years with any individual student, and preceptors can choose to work with up to two students each year (one each from the first and second year classes).
Students are randomly assigned a preceptor in either an outpatient or inpatient setting.
"I have absolutely loved my LPP preceptorship. Working with patients at the Family Health Center has not only affirmed my career choice, but keeps me inspired and hopeful that my future is one that can make a difference."
- Laura Santoso, Class of 2018, LPP Site: Family Health Center of Worcester
"The preceptorship program has been my favorite thing about UMass so far...LPP allows me to take what I have learned in my basic science classes…and apply them in the hospital."
- Daniel Warden, Class of 2017, LPP Site: UMass Memorial & University Campus Emergency Department
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Phillip Fournier, MD