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Monday, October 19, 2015

Primary Care Preceptorship Program Is Back

Attention physicians in family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics: Love what you do and want to show medical students why your primary care specialty is so, well, special? Thanks to medicine’s hard work during this year’s legislative session, lawmakers reinstated funding for Texas’ Statewide Primary Care Preceptorship program since all appropriations for the program were eliminated in 2011. The $3 million, two-year appropriation brings back a program that introduces students to real-life primary care — and hopefully encourages them to choose those specialties. Students typically participate during the summer between their first and second year of medical school. By working in practicing physicians' offices, they experience the daily life and work of primary care physicians. Watch for word from your specialty society on how you can participate.

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