Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

For information on becoming an LIC Preceptor, please email us at MDClerkship@tcu.edu

The School of Medicine offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience, tailored to students’ learning preferences with the patient as the priority. Not everything a student needs to know can be taught in several weeks or even a semester. Years of intentional focus can establish competency and effective tools to explore the depth and understanding of life-long learning, the complexities of the modern health care system, and effective communication and patient care skills.
In addition to longitudinal experiences and one-on-one mentoring, students will benefit from these distinctive building blocks:

  • Team-based Student Support – We know physicians work in teams to deliver quality care, so why shouldn’t they work in teams during medical school?
  • Distributed Clinical Sites – We want students to go where the patients are, rather than wait for them to be admitted to the hospital. We will train students in many disciplines and settings, with a focus on ambulatory care.

Shape the next generation of physician leaders

Help the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine shape the next generation of physician leaders by giving something back to your profession – yourself.

The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship model is a patient-centered, progressive curriculum that provides students with a unique clinical experience. The engaged Fort Worth community will be the classroom. From the first week of study, students will develop relationships with patients and mentors.

You can play an important role as an LIC Preceptor in establishing, enabling and expanding their sense of empathy, compassion and the complexities of patient care.

Our students will spend a whole year with you in a distributed model – a half day a week or every other week. The result: a rich clinical experience and deeper connection to the joy of medicine.

The benefits of becoming an LIC Preceptor include:

  • Earn CME credits
  • Library Access to both TCU and UNTHSC
  • Faculty Development and Resources
  • Teaching Reimbursement
  • Develop our future physicians

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine’s mission is to transform health care by inspiring Empathetic ScholarsTM.

We are you. You are us. We aim to add clinical education options that move medical education forward.

Please join us.

Email us at MDClerkship@tcu.edu


LIC Directors
From left to right: Brian J. Dixon, MD (Psychiatry Clerkship Director), Whitney LeFevre, MD (Family Medicine Clerkship Director), Stephen Scott, MD (Sr. Associate Dean), Saji Pillai, MD, FHM (Internal Medicine Clerkship Director), Shanna Combs, MD, FACOG (ObGyn Clerkship Director), Amani Terrell, MD, FAAP (Pediatric Clerkship Director), John Birbari, MD, FACS (Surgery Clerkship Director), Adam Jennings, DO, FACEP (Emergency Medicine Clerkship DirectorNot pictured: Claudia Perez, MD, MS (Neurology Clerkship Director)

In the News: LIC Program

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Preceptor Reimbursement