Through unique clinical experience, Fort Worth will become the classroom for the next generation of physician leaders.
The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is seeking Fort Worth and Dallas area physicians to help shape the future of health care by becoming a mentor in its unique patient-centric, progressive curriculum.
The Fort Worth M.D. school is introducing the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) model as a four-year program. This is a program in which students will work with physician preceptors over time, developing relationships with patients and mentors in their first week of study and continuing throughout their medical school training.
“In an LIC model, students have the opportunity to really become part of the healthcare team, gaining valuable experience as well as ongoing, individualized feedback on their patient care skills in a real-world setting,” said Stephen Scott, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs and Accreditation. “It promotes the ability of students to build relationships with patients and to provide the care and connection we all strive for.”
Other medical schools such as Harvard University and Duke University have used the LIC model to train some students in a year-long program. In Fort Worth, all 60 of the inaugural class will engage in the rich clinical experience for all four years.
The Fort Worth M.D. school is seeking physician applicants to fill the important role of LIC Preceptor who will serve as mentors by establishing and expanding medical students’ ability to demonstrate empathy, compassion and excellence in patient care.
The benefits of becoming an LIC Preceptor include:
- Engaging and mentoring future physicians
- Earning CME credits
- Library Access to both TCU and UNTHSC
- Life-long learning and development as faculty
- Teaching Reimbursement Contact MEDClerkship@tcu.edu for information on how to apply.
Maricar Estrella, 817-735-2701, firstname.lastname@example.org