There are many benefits in becoming a preceptor for students of Western Michigan University's Department of Physician Assistant. Preceptors often find that students bring informed, up-to-date medical knowledge to their clinical training, which can facilitate your continuing education needs. Students are a great source of future employees. In addition, students bring energy and enthusiasm to your practice while receiving real-life, hands-on training, which is a great way to give back to your profession!
In order to become a preceptor, we must initiate an affiliation agreement prior to any placements. We recommend that you take a look at the objectives for your specialty if they are posted. All rotations must be able to provide a 40 hour per week minimum for four for all rotations, except family medicine and internal medicine, which are eight weeks.