Become a Clinical Preceptor

Clinical preceptors are licensed health professionals that provide clinical education to students in their specific area of expertise. Preceptors act as mentors and role models helping students strengthen their skills in patient examinations and consultations, diagnostic and treatment assessments, medical recording and reporting, and other aspects of patient care.

Preceptors are needed to assist in training Franklin Pierce University’s physician assistant (PA) students.

Franklin Pierce students will have completed 13 months of didactic education before beginning clinical rotations. They are well-rounded, mature individuals. Becoming a physician assistant is a second career for most of our students. In fact, the average age of a Franklin Pierce PA student is higher than the national average of 27.

Preceptor Benefits

Sharing your clinical knowledge and skills with the next generation of physician assistants is both personally and professionally rewarding. Students are motivated, enthusiastic learners whose interactions with you and your patients often bring a new dimension and energy to your practice.

Each preceptor receives a certificate for hour-for-hour Category II CME credit for precepting, and preceptors that are physician assistants may also be eligible for Category I CME credit for precepting.

As a token of thanks, a menu of gifts is available to our regular preceptors including text books, state society membership fees and state society conference fees to name a few.

Preceptor Qualifications

Any MD, DO, PA, NP or midwife is qualified to precept PA students. You must hold board or national certification in your specialty area. Preceptors should be interested in teaching PA students and have the practice setting and staff to assist the student in meeting rotation objectives. Clinical preceptors must have approval by the MPAS program prior to student rotation assignment. Forms can be accessed via the links at right.

Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with these dedicated students.

Want to Know More?

Contact us today to discuss becoming a clinical preceptor.

George Brothers, P.A.-C.
Associate Director of Clinical Education
Franklin Pierce University
24 Airport Road, Suite 19
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Phone: 603.298.6617
Fax: 603.899.4207