The program began in 1997 and has placed more than 235 medical students in family physicians offices across the state to learn first-hand about the specialty of family medicine. The second or third year medical student receives a stipend to participate in the summer program with support coming from donations to the FHF.
The Preceptorship Program is designed to place medical students in various communities of our state and introduce them to family medicine and primary care. Medical students participate in the program during their summer break and receive a stipend fupon completion of each week they participate in the program. Please feel free to contact the SCAFF State office via e-mail or phone to inquire about this program.
Preceptors Learn About Family Medicine
A Great Summer Learning Experience
Students participate in the program during summer break, and are requested to select either a one- or two-week preceptorship. Each week a student participates in the program he/she will receive a stipend of $350.00. At the conclusion of the preceptorship, participants will be asked to provide an evaluation of their experiences and overall opinion of the program. These evaluations are kept confidential in SCAFP offices.
Placement with Physicians
The program is designed to place medical students in family physicians’ offices all across the state, with a particular emphasis on rural and small communities. Participating physicians are SC Academy of Family Physicians members with a special interest in sharing their expertise with the physicians of tomorrow. Physicians are able to report up to 20 prescribed credits of AAFP CME credit for precepting. Participants are asked to be willing to leave the university site in order to participate.
Funding and Program Stipends
Due to limited funds available, the Foundation will place students in the program on the basis of three factors: date of receipt of application; year in medical school; and dates available to participate. Also, due to the demand of the program, rising second-year students may be limited to a one-week preceptorship. Students can inquire about the program by sending questions directly to SCAFP ofices.