ACOM’s third and fourth year clinical curriculum is delivered through a robust network of clinical core sites and preceptors. Students are are required to participate in practical, real-word activities in a clinical setting as part of their training. Through one-to-one relationships with healthcare providers, students gain skills and knowledge which bridge the gap between theory and reality. Through their service, preceptors join a long tradition of teaching by example.
Students learn from the expertise of their peers as they care for patients, and they dynamic relationships between preceptor and student provides long-lasting benefits. If offers an opportunity to teach and impact the clinical experience for future physicians. Preceptorship engages the larger educational community and contributes to the growing network of medical professionals. The future of healthcare is secured by influencing the practice of each student through these transformative relationships and training experiences.