Clinical Preceptors

​Preceptors are needed to assist in training Central Michigan University's PA students.  Clinical Preceptors are licensed health professionals that provide clinical education to students in their specific areas of expertise.  Preceptors act as role models and teachers to help students strengthen their skills in history taking, patient examinations, diagnostic assessments, treatment, performing key clinical procedures, interprofessional team collaboration, patient education, medical record documentation, clinical case presentations, referral coordination, and other aspects of patient care.  Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with these dedicated students.


Q: What are the benefits to being a Clinical Preceptor?

A: The opportunity to be involved in the training of future clinicians is rewarding.  Plus, we offer clinical preceptor supervisors access to CMU's top quality medical library services for research and earning free CME.  Clinical supervisors also receive periodic invitations to participate in various medical seminars offering additional CME level I credits, coordinated through CMU's College of Health Professions and College of Medicine.  Furthermore, we issue certificates for you to submit to your professional organizations for additional CME level II credit (as approved through the AAPA and AMA) for each hour preecpting CMU PA students.  Lastly, the best way to recruit PA graduates is to get involved in their training!  To learn more about the benefits to becoming a clinical preceptor, click here to review our PA Program Preceptor Brochure.​

Q: Who can precept 2nd year physician assistant (PA) students?

A: Any MD, DO, PA-C, NP or midwife who is Michigan-licensed and Board Certified in their specialty area is qualified to precept PA students.  All clinical preceptors undergo a review of their credentials by our program Clinical Placement Coordinator before we place students in their clerkship rotations.

Want to know more?
To learn more, click on our Preceptor Fact Sheet Webpage ​