Preceptor Information

Preceptor Information

The UNM Physician Assistant Program is always looking for preceptors for Physician Assistant students.  Preceptors are eligible and encouraged to become volunteer faculty with The University of New Mexico and can earn CME towards licensure recertification. To become a preceptor you must be either:

  • A physician (MD or DO) who is board certified in your specialty area OR
  • A physician assistant who is teamed with a physician who is board certified in his/her area of specialty.

Supervised clinical practice experiences will occur with preceptors practicing in the following disciplines:

  • Family medicine;
  • Primary Care;
  • Internal medicine;
  • General surgery;
  • Emergency Medicine;
  • Pediatrics;
  • Women's Health and Prenatal Care;
  • Elective of choice (subject to availability) and,
  • Behavioral Medicine-Psychiatry.

Continuity Clinics require a one-afternoon per week (Thursdays only) commitment for approximately 2.5 months, while the Clinical Clerkships and Electives require a 40 hour/week commitment for one month. For more specific information, please contact the PA Program.

To become a preceptor please send a copy of your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae along with the Volunteer Faculty Form and signed Preceptor/Site Questionnaire to the UNM PA Program or by fax at 505-272-9828 (attention Clinical Coordinator).