UTMB Fourth Year Ambulatory Community Selective (ACS)
The Ambulatory Community Selective (ACS) is a required course for all fourth year UTMB medical students.  Students choose one of 14 available disciplines to complete this course.  The entire course is 4 weeks with a volunteer community teaching physician.

Preceptor Qualifications

  • MD or DO

  • Board certified in the specific discipline chosen

  • Current license to practice in Texas

  • No board orders listed on the Texas State Medical Board

Anesthesiology (Pain Management), Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Radiation Oncology and Surgery.

AHEC Coordinators:  You do not need to locate preceptors for Anesthesiology (Pain Management), Family Medicine, Pathology or Radiation Oncology.  We would like you to find preceptors for the other 10 disciplines.

Preceptor commitment per student
4 straight weeks based on calendar dates below.
Time spent doing clinical work with a preceptor depends on the particular ACS discipline chosen.

2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Period 01:  06/30/14 - 07/25/14 Period 02:  07/28/14 - 08/22/14 Period 03:  08/25/14 - 09/19/14
Period 04:  09/22/14 - 10/17/14 Period 05:  10/20/14 - 11/14/14 Period 06:  11/17/14 - 12/12/14
Period 13:  12/15/14 - 01/09/15
Period 07:  01/12/15 - 02/06/15 Period 08:  02/09/15 - 03/06/15 Period 09:  03/09/15 - 04/03/15
Period 10:  04/06/15 - 05/01/15 Period 11:  05/04/15 - 05/29/15 Period 12:  06/01/15 - 06/26/15

Course Links
UTMB ACS Website
A syllabus for each discipline can be found on this website.

ACS Resource Page - find objectives, syllabi, welcome letters and evaluation forms for each ACS discipline.  Please let us know if you need more information to help you recruit preceptors for these courses.

Student Evaluation Form
Completed student evaluations should be returned to UTMB Administrative Coordinator, Brian Sullivan in Galveston. Evaluations may be submitted via fax to (409) 772-6565 or via e-mail at brian.sullivan@utmb.edu.

A list of frequently asked questions by UTMB ACS Preceptors.

If you are interested in teaching medical students for the UTMB 4th Year Ambulatory Community Selective (ACS), please contact Brian Sullivan.



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