Volunteer preceptors provide on-site supervision, oversight of graduate level health science students engaged in UDSM activities as well as direct care within their scope of practice. To become a Preceptor with UDSM, please contact email@example.com to speak with our Preceptor Coordinator.
Eligibility: The preceptor is a UW or community professional who currently holds an active medical license.
The preceptor’s responsibilities are as followed:
- Lead Street and Site Outreaches serving clients experiencing homelessness in the U-District. The preceptor supervise one Outreach Team each event.
- Make appropriate referrals for emergency, specialty and primary care or social services. If within the preceptor’s scope of practice (including Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy), the preceptor may perform engage in some direct clinical care including patient assessment and providing medical advice.
- Support students in making appropriate referrals for medical or social services. All students volunteers under the preceptor’s supervision are covered by University of Washington via their respective School.
- Instruct service learning students, including facilitating preparation for and reflection on service learning activities during and after each event.
Logistics Information for Preceptors
- If you are interested in becoming a preceptor, Karina Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org (UDSM Preceptor Coordinator) will provide information on precepting opportunities, duties and guide you through the application process.
- For UW faculty, prospective preceptors must be cleared by their respective departments regarding liability and malpractice coverage. For non-UW providers, malpractice coverage can be obtained through the Sate of Washington Volunteer & Retired Program (VRP). The prospective preceptor will be referred to Leonora Clarke, clarkel@uw. (UWSOM Manager of Program Operations Service Learning) who will provide instructions on gaining appropriate approval and coverage via the Volunteer & Retired Program (VRP) to act as a preceptor.
- If you have any questions or concerns regarding the role of the Preceptor, please contact Mary Laya MD, MPH (email@example.com) UDSM Preceptor and Faculty Advisor, who will be happy to answer your questions.