Become a Preceptor

Clinical preceptors are a vital component in the training of future MSU PA students. In fact, half of the 24-month training program is spent with clinical preceptors. There are many benefits to becoming a clinical preceptor including 1) it helps to stay current with knowledge and best practices, 2) provides an outlet to the routine of daily practice, and 3) provides an opportunity to screen potential future colleagues.  There are additional benefits to becoming an MSU PA clinical preceptor.  

Preceptor Tax Credit

In July 2022, the MO Governor signed Senate Bill 718 which authorized a tax credit for “serving as a community-based faculty preceptor for a medical student core preceptorship or a physician assistant student core preceptorship.” There are several rules and regulations including, 1) the PA student must be from an accredited MO PA Program, 2) funds are distributed on a first-come basis and are limited, and 3) the preceptor must not receive direct compensation for the work of precepting. Further interpretation of the law should be done in collaboration with a tax accountant.

Faculty Appointment

The program offers partnering clinical preceptors who meet specified criteria the opportunity to be appointed as a clinical adjunct graduate faculty member with MSU. This is not an honorary appointment but rather an official appointment. This appointment requires supporting documentation and meeting specific eligibility requirements such as being a preceptor for at least 3 rotations every year over 3 consecutive years.  This appointment would be beneficial should a clinician decide to make the transition from full-time clinical practice to academia. These appointments are eligible for renewal every two years.  

CME Category I

For PA-trained preceptors, the program awards category I CME through AAPA for precepting a MSU PA student. Individual PA-trained preceptors may be awarded AAPA Category 1 CME credits at a rate of 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits per PA student per 40-hour week, with no limit. The link provides additional information. 

If you are interested in becoming a clinical preceptor for the MSU PA program, please submit the online form below

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