Practice of Clinical Medicine
Serving in a one-on-one community-based preceptorship offers students an opportunity to observe and practice professionalism, medical interviewing, and physical examination. The office experience is correlated with the small group curriculum. MS-2B students participate in preceptorships in the Fall semester of the second year.
Each student is assigned to a practicing physician, based either in the community or in the academic medical center. Over 200 preceptors serve as office-based teachers and role models. The geographic and cultural diversity of the city of Richmond and its surrounding localities enables PCM to offer preceptorship experiences in urban, suburban and rural practices serving diverse patient populations.
The School of Medicine requires students to make their own provisions for travel to assigned clinical sites. Students are expected to have access to a vehicle during the four years of their medical school education.