The National Center for Rural Health Professions located at the University of Illinois regional health science campus in Rockford, Illinois is excited to announce that we will be offering three Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorships in summer 2013.
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital is the host site for the first six-week preceptorship in Dixon, Illinois. The Dixon preceptorship begins Wednesday, May 29 and ends Wednesday, July 10, 2013. St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc is the host site for the second six-week preceptorship in Centralia, Illinois. The Centralia preceptorship begins Wednesday, June 12 and ends Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Illinois is the third site. The Harrisburg preceptorship begins Wednesday, June 19 and ends Thursday, July 25, 2013.
The ideal candidate is from a rural community and enrolled in a graduate or professional level health professions program. Minimum qualifications are students who will have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate schooling by the summer in which the preceptorship occurs and possess a strong interest in rural healthcare. Students from the following disciplines are eligible: medicine, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy, social work, public health, physical therapy, dietetics, and other health profession students as appropriate.
Six students will be selected for the Dixon and Centralia sites. Four students will be selected for the Harrisburg site. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend, meals and housing.
The purpose of this preceptorship experience is to provide an interprofessional training experience for health professions students in a rural setting.
For more information or to apply to the program, please contact the Northwest Illinois AHEC office at 815-285-7858.
Please click here for the 2013 Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorship Application.
Application deadline is MARCH 1, 2013.