SOM Preclinical Preceptorships

Course Title
Alliance in Internal Medicine
Course Number
Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 1 
      Additional Requirements:
Responsible Faculty Director:
Karen Szauter
Other Faculty:
Available Dates
• 4-week block: 4/25/2022 - 5/20/2022
• 4-week block: 5/23/2022 - 6/17/2022
Application Submission Deadline
Maximum Enrollment

Where and to whom the application should be submitted
 Students may work with any Internal Medicine physician (primary care or subspecialty) The rotations can be anywhere in Texas. Students must locate their own preceptor. Details about the required materials can be obtained by emailing Dr. Karen Szauter Once a preceptor is located, the physicians curriculum vitae and contact information must be submitted to Dr Szauter for review. If approved, the student will be matched with the preceptor for the rotation. We anticipate applications will open by the end of February.

Goals & Objectives
 GOAL: to provide early exposure for students to the practice of Internal Medicine during their pre-clerkship years OBJECTIVES: Gain exposure to the practice of internal medicine (or subspecialty) Refine medical interviewing skills Refine physical examination skills Begin to understand the use of diagnostic testing in the practice of medicine

Description of course activities
 Students will spend four consecutive weeks working directly with a physician in the practice of internal medicine or one of the internal medicine subspecialties. Students will be given progressive responsibility at the discretion of the preceptor.

Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
  B. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback   Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    students will work one-on-one wih their preceptor(s)
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases   Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?
    Yes           No
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the course (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, etc.)?
    Student must attend all clinic sessions with the physician ( at minimum 8 half days per week) and may also spend time rounding on inpatients at the discretion of the preceptor. If non-clinical half days are included, the student must participate in scholarly reading during that time, or may work with office staff to learn more about the business of medicine.

5.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.


6.  Stipend Availability
  Yes           No           Maybe