6 week Summer PreceptorshipsThe Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorship is a 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 promotes health professionals from different disciplines working together and supports 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
- Create awareness of rural health needs
- Introduce students to rural practice and encourage consideration of practicing in a rural area.
Four to six students representing different health professions are chosen for each 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
Click here to see the preceptoship brochure
Click here for an example of a Student Schedule
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.
Preceptorship applications are available after the start of the year through early spring.
2017 Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorship Updates:
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital- Centralia, Illinois
- 4 Students
- CSL Project: 5th Annual Health and Wellness Fun Fest, focused on increasing awareness of positive health behaviors and engagement in local health resources.
Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services- Gibson City, Illinois
- 4 Students
- CSL Project: Implement signage in local park to promote physical activity in an accessible local recreational area
Vicky Rhine, MPH
Assistant Director of External and Pipeline Projects
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