As a preceptor, you play a vital role during the clinical year in the education and development of our University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant students. With your guidance in the clinical setting, students apply knowledge and concepts learned in the didactic year with hands-on skills and clinical judgment to shape future providers adept at delivering quality, patient-centered health care.
There are several benefits to becoming a preceptor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant program. As a practicing provider, we commit to lifelong learning and education of our patients and colleagues. Working with students is a great way to “pay it forward” to the future of medicine and have a stake in the ongoing provision of high-quality health care. Other benefits to consider are:
- UNMC PA students stimulate pursuit of relevant, evidence-based medical care
- UNMC PA students increase patient satisfaction by encouraging in-depth observation and discussion with each patient, fostering communication and a group dynamic
- UNMC PA students often streamline outpatient office flow as visits can be scheduled with overlapping times, allowing clinicians to divide their time efficiently (ie. students can be visiting with one patient while the clinician sees another)
- UNMC PA student preceptors utilize connections made during rotations to facilitate recruitment of future providers
For preceptors that commit to student clinical rotations and/or lectures, we also offer the following benefits:
- Adjunct Faculty Status- For preceptors that routinely schedule students for ≥480 hr of clinical rotations per year, or provide a combination of classroom lectures and clinical rotations
- For further details of benefits included with Adjunct Faculty Status, click here
- To request an application for Adjunct Faculty Status, please contact Mia Hyde at 308-865-1128 or Email
- Category 1 CME credit (PA preceptors only)
- The UNMC Division of PA Education is approved by AAPA to award AAPA Category I CME credit to eligible PA preceptors. This approval is valid from 9/24/2018 – 12/20/2019. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards. PAs may earn a maximum of 10 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for clinical precepting during any single calendar year.
- For further details on Category I CME certificates, please contact Carey Wheelhouse at 402-559-7923 or Email
- Clinical Teaching Certificates
- All preceptors are eligible to receive a certificate documenting their clinical teaching hours.
- For clinical teaching certificates, contact a member of the Clinical Team.
One of the most important ways you can help patients find and receive the best medical care is to help educate the next generation of PAs. AAPA recognizes the hard work of preceptors through its Clinical Preceptor Recognition Program, developed in cooperation with the PA Education Association (PAEA).
Preceptor Newsletter - News and updates for preceptors of University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant Program students
- Latest Issue - Winter 2019