6 week Summer PreceptorshipsThe Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorship is a 6 week rural immersion program for health professions students. It is a six week, paid, full-time experience.
The preceptorship provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to learn in a real-world setting that supports health professionals from different disciplines working together and promotes learning through active and organized participation in the community.
The experience is designed to:
- Provide experience in a rural healthcare setting;
- Acquaint students with rural lifestyle;
- Convey awareness, knowledge and appreciation for a variety of health professions disciplines;
- Careate awareness of rural health needs; and
- Introduce students to rural practice and encourage consideration of practicing in a rural area.
Four to six students representing the different health professions are selected for this interprofessional experience. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend. Limited housing and meals are provided by the host sites. Students are exposed to all aspects of a rural healthcare community.
To learn about the social and health characteristics, needs and resources
of a specific rural community
To understand the roles and responsibilities of different healthcare providers
in a rural community
To reflect on a future career as a healthcare provider in a rural community
and potential interest in this location as a future career location
The following hospitals/communities participated in the 6-week Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorship for summer 2016:
Gibson Area Hospital - Gibson City, Illinois
Please click on article title to read about the summer 2012 preceptorship.