Detailed Information for Preceptors
How to prepare and plan for your intern
If you think you might be interested in being a preceptor for the PIER radiology summer internship, you may want to:
- Ask for support from your chairman. This does not mean financial support but your division director or chairman may be able to provide assistance you are unaware of.
- Obtain administrative support to assist with logistics. This person would be able to contact the student with all credentialing details such as HR paperwork, communication, and check on transportation needs to and from hospital. This person can set up requirements such as compliance training, etc.
FAQ for preceptors
If you have a medical student coordinator in your department, that person could help the student integrate into medical student lecture and reading room rotation schedule. Since this is meant to be an internship that exposes the student to radiology, it would be good if he or she could spend time in subspecialty reading rooms or with a clinical colleague. Our intent is to provide the student with a diverse clinical radiology experience so he or she can see all aspects of radiology.
- Assign a desk with computer and access to PACS.
- Designate a person to teach student access to PACS and EMR
- Establish rules for communication with preceptor (where, when/phone/pager, etc.)
- Meet with your institution’s diversity office to see if they have any activities they suggest the student participate in. These includes any fun events outside the hospital!