What are preceptorhsips?
Preceptorships are an opportunity for pre-med students to be partnered with doctors in the Eugene area and surrounding areas. These job-shadowing experiences are great ways for pre-med students to explore the hour-to-hour routine of a specific physician and see which area of medicine fits them best. Also, the program tries to offer a wide range of physician specialties in the hopes that it will allow students to experience the breadth of medicine, one doctor at a time.
When can I apply and when does it begin?The Asklepiads Preceptorship Program begins in Winter Term of every year. There is also a Preceptorship Program during the Spring Term, so you can apply for one or both terms! There are two ways to go about this. If you are a junior or above in your schooling, you can contact ChrisTraver and fill out a online application and quiz,and shadow at Riverbend hospital. Or you can fill out a application and return it to the Asklepiads Office, or give it to Elisabeth at the first general meeting of winter term and/or spring term. You will be contacted soon after, regarding your application. There will be an information session during week 3 of Winter Term, where Elisabeth will provide guidelines and answer any questions.
What are the requirements?
There are no restrictions on which student members can apply to this program. In the past years, however, we have received more applications than we have physicians available to accommodate students; if this continues to remain the case, student members who have stayed involved and contributed to the Asklepiads club will be considered first. (We do take attendance at general meetings, fundraisers and other club functions). Additionally, our preceptorship program of independent physicians intends to complement the PeaceHealth preceptorship program at RiverBend that we collaborate with. It is the goal of this program and our club in general to present opportunities for all students to be involved, so we may take PeaceHealth's requirements into consideration when considering priority for our independent program. An example of this might be that since the PeaceHealth program takes in only upperclassmen (juniors and seniors), then we would consider giving priority to our younger members (freshmen and sophomores) for this Asklepiads preceptorship program in order to attempt to give everyone the opportunity to shadow a physician.
Peace Health clinical experience
SACRED HEART PRE-MED STUDENT-PHYSICIAN JOB SHADOW PLACEMENTS:
Please go to:
and follow the directions for a JOB SHADOW which will ask you to:
* Read Orientation Materials
* Provide the date of your current (within the last 2 years) TB test
* Complete an application, the 2nd page is a short quiz on the
* Read and Sign a confidentiality agreement
When completing the application, be sure to state that you would like to
job shadow a PHYSICIAN, your year in school and list the specialties you
are interested in observing. Fax the documents to the Center for Medical
Education & Research (CMER) at 541-335-2343. Once your completed
application is received the CMER office will assist you in finding a job
shadow placement for you with physicians in Eugene and Springfield.
PLEASE ALLOW 1 MONTH FOR FOLLOW-UP ON THIS APPLICATION
IMPORTANT-TB test (within 1 year), confidentiality agreement, and application MUST be given to Chris Traver prior to shadowing!
MCKENZIE-WILLAMETTE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY
Thelma Clemons is beginning a volunteer program at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, that is similar to the Nurse Unit Volunteer Program at Riverbend Hospital. For those of you interested, fill out an application and mail it into: To the attention of Thelma Clemons/Volunteer Services, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, 1460 G Street, Springfield, OR 97477.