for Healthcare Education
at Miami University
The Mallory-Wilson Center provides Miami University pre-healthcare students with significant, in-depth, firsthand experience by offering internships known as preceptorships. Students work for one week with a practicing physician, most of whom are Miami alums. The Mallory-Wilson Center typically places 25-30 students in preceptorships each year.
- observation in treatment of patients
- observation of office functions and management
- observation of support staff functions
- observation of diagnostic procedures and use of equipment
- an expectation that the student may be shadowing the physician for 12 or more hours per day
Participating physicians are located throughout the United States. Preceptorship opportunities are not limited to areas near Miami University.
Typically, placement occurs during winter or spring break, or during the 1st or 2nd week following the end of the academic year.
Who Is Eligible?
To be considered for a preceptorship, a student must meet the following minimum criteria:
- The student must have attended Miami University for at least one academic year. Participants must have achieved at least a 3.20 overall GPA and have completed at least one year of physical science and biological science requirements with at least a 3.0 GPA in the physical and biological sciences area.
- Other Requirements
- The student is expected to have a strong desire and intention of entering the healthcare profession; prior participation in extracurricular activities and some healthcare experiences are expected.
How to Apply
Deadlines for preceptorships typically fall 8 weeks before each academic break.
- Submit a completed Preceptorship Application Form.
- Submit a completed Preceptorship Faculty Evaluation Form.
- Successfully complete Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training through Miami University.
- Attend a preceptorship training session offered through the Mallory-Wilson Center.
Student Obligations and Responsibilities
- Submit results of a recent blood test, if the preceptorship requires it.
- Maintain confidentially of patients and the physician's practice.
- Adhere to the arranged schedule; do not disrupt the physician's schedule or routine.
- Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
- Only actively participate when invited by the physician to do so.
- Ask questions when appropriate.
- Maintain a daily written log of activities, due within 30 days of completing the preceptorship (PSN 212).
- Submit a completed Preceptorship Student Evaluation Form within 30 days of completing the preceptorship (PSN 212).
- If possible, bring back 2 to 3 digital photos of you with the physician that can be used for publicity. Please send photos to the Mallory-Wilson Center
The student is responsible for all of the expenses associated with the preceptorship, including travel, housing, and meals. As a participant, the student should not assume that the physician will provide housing or assist in making housing arrangements. If the physician offers to do so, this will be pre-arranged.
Termination of Preceptorship
The physician may terminate a preceptorship experience in progress for any appropriate reason, including unprofessional behavior on the part of the student or a sudden, unanticipated change in the physician's schedule which precludes completion of the preceptorship.
For Further Information:
- Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education
Miami University, 212 Pearson Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: (513) 529-3118