Student Experience

All aspects of practice encountered by the preceptor should be a part of the student's training. Office practice offers a very practical opportunity for students to learn much about the science, economics, and art of medicine. The preceptorship's office is a valuable laboratory for teaching ambulatory medicine. Students are taught methods of eliciting histories, performing exams, reaching a tentative diagnosis, prescribing under supervision, as well as advising patients and referring them to other doctors for further treatment. Details of office practice such as record keeping, filing, billing of patients and collection methods are also learned within this setting.

The Preceptorship Committee
The University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Revisions 2008