AHEC Preceptorship Program Holds Interest Luncheon for Medical Students

The collaboration of Louisiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and LSU Health Sciences Center kicks off another exciting year for the Primary Care Elective Preceptorship Program – PCE 120! Eighty-one first year medical students attended the AHEC PCE-120 Interest Luncheon which was held on December 1, 2016.  This elective allows rising sophomore medical students the opportunity to participate in a four-week summer primary care preceptorship in Summer 2017. The purpose of the preceptorship is to introduce students to primary care medicine in rural or inner-city under-served ambulatory care environments and demonstrate the need for primary care physicians.  During the three-week program students observe and participate in all aspects of a primary care practice including techniques used to diagnose and treat patients, understanding factors that affect each patient’s health care needs, familiarity with state health resources, and the basic principles of office management. Students may choose a preceptorship from five primary care clinical specialties: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, or General Surgery.