The preceptorship period lasts eight weeks, beginning on a Monday morning and ending on a Friday. For certain preceptor sites, appropriate travel time is taken into consideration. Students are required to spend the morning of their first day and the afternoon of their last day of the preceptorship on campus in the Family Medicine Department. The calendar for rotations follows national holiday and spring break schedules. Any holidays which fall during the preceptorship (i.e., July 4th, Labor Day) and weekends are arranged between the student and the preceptor.