Teaching Clerkship

Become a preceptor for clerks 

  • Free faculty development and CME.
  • A stipend if you have a faculty appointment and are working and teaching at a non-TAHSN affiliated site.
  • An opportunity to work with other Family Medicine teachers and other professionals.
  • If you do not have a faculty appointment, you will work alongside a faculty member. If you would like to take clerks on your own, you must have a faculty appointment.
  • If you are interested, it is best to connect with the Family Medicine teaching hospital closest to you.

What's involved

  • An extra room in your clinical space where a clinical clerk will be able to see patients independantly.
  • Physicians in general Family Medicine practices or in specific practice areas can take students. If you are a main preceptor for a student, you must be practicing general Family Medicine.
  • Your time committment will vary depending on if you decide to be a primary preceptor or not. As a primary preceptor you may have a clerk for 5 weeks, 5 days a week. As a secondary supervisor you may have the student a number of half days or more depending on the site you are affiliated with. This is very site dependant, and often flexible.


Preceptor Eligibility

You must:

  • Be in good standing with the CPSO
  • Have your CCFP Certification or be a member of the CFPC
  • Be enthusiastic about Family Medicine
  • Work alongside a hospital program director to ensure all students receive evaluations in a timely manner

Learn More

View the UME Teacher Handbook

View the Hospital Program Director and Assistant Handbook

Contact your local Undergraduate Hospital Program Director

Contact the Clerkship Director