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 will be participating in the 6-week Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorship for summer 2016:
St. Mary's Good Samaritan (SMG) Hospital - Centralia, Illinois
The following documents are needed to apply:
- Completed application
Personal Statement – should reflect why you are interested in: (limit two pages)
- Learning about other health professions
- Rural immersion and reasons for your interest in learning about rural healthcare
- Engaging in a community project (Applicable to the 6 week preceptorship only.)
- Current curriculum vitae or resume
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty instructor
- Rank the preceptorship locations by your first and second choice
- $25 application fee. Checks can be made out to the University of Illinois
Completed applications (including all of the above documents) are to be mailed, e-mailed or faxed byMARCH 31, 2016 to:
National Center for Rural Health Professions
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815 395-5854
For more information, contact Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper at 815 395.5854 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on article title to read about the summer 2012 preceptorship.
Summer Program Gives Students Experience in Rural Illinois Hospitals, Rural Monitor Newsletter, Fall 2012.