UTMB Fourth Year Ambulatory Community Selective
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.
MD or DO
Board certified in the
specific discipline chosen
Current license to practice in Texas
No board orders listed on the Texas State
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
2014-2015 Academic Calendar
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
UTMB ACS Website
A syllabus for each discipline can be found on this website.
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
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