The medical preceptorship (one credit, graded P/N) provides students with the opportunity to shadow a physician for one academic term. While participating, students shadow their physician preceptor for a minimum of 27 hours, and are permitted to shadow as many hours as they can.
The preceptorship is competitive, and applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Junior or Senior class standing (preference is given to students applying and/or graduating within the next year.) This opportunity is limited to current OSU students seeking their first bachelor’s degree.
- Completion of sophomore level pre-medical coursework (general biology, general and organic chemistry)
- 3.25 cumulative OSU GPA
- This experience is intended for students with minimal or no previous shadowing experience.
If you do not meet all of these criteria, you are encouraged to wait to apply.
Please submit your completed preceptorship application form by 5 PM on Friday of Week 9 two terms ahead of your intended placement. Applications are due Friday of Week 9 in Fall for Spring placement, in Winter for Summer or Fall placement, and in Spring for Winter placement. For example, if you wish to participate in Winter term, you would submit your application by Week 2 of Fall term. Late applications will not be considered. If you meet minimum requirements, you will be invited to participate in a group interview. We do not conduct interviews or accept applications during the Summer.
If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail Hannah Steinmetz, Hannah.Steinmetz@oregonstate.edu