Universities and colleges continue to open up new physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other primary-care-provider training programs to meet the growing need. This is increasing the need for clinical rotations and preceptorships.
While these can be time consuming for your providers, they also can lead to fulltime employment for the students whom you host.
The Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center has been working with a variety of programs to help them find preceptorship locations. We have worked closely with the Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration Project, a consortium of nine advanced nurse practitioner schools in the Philadelphia area. The project is funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Check out these resources from the demonstration project to help you set up a preceptorship program.:
Other resources are available through the CHC, Inc., Clinical Workforce Development project. This includes several taped webinars about graduate training.
If you’re a community health center interested in making contact with training programs in your area – or if you train providers and want to work with community health centers — contact Judd Mellinger-Blouch, Director of the Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-761-6443, ext. 211.