Community preceptors play an integral role in our students' educational experience, guiding and teaching students in perfecting skills in a real-world environment. Share your expertise and professional passion in one or more of our educational programs on a schedule that fits your personal needs and the needs of your work environment.
Our students benefit greatly from one-on-one educational experiences as well as interprofessional team environments. While we have a significant need for clinical educators, we also have a need for community educators in the less or non-clinical areas of environmental health, epidemiology, health management and health promotion.
Community educator needs for the MD program
- MDs and DOs are needed in every specialty for clerkship precepting as well as career exploration electives.
- Third-year medical students complete six-week clerkships, many of which are comprised of multiple 1-4 week experiences.
- M4 Electives
- Fourth-year medical students complete a mix of two- and four-week clinical rotations in electives of their choice from July until May.
- MDs and DOs are needed in all specialties to increase the elective opportunities for students.
Community educator needs for Health Professions programs
- Physician Assistant
- Students complete five-week rotations for a full year starting in May.
- Community educators who hold MD, DO, PA-C or NP credentials are needed in Pediatrics, OB-GYN/Women’s Health, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Specialty Medicine.
- Surgical Assisting
- Students complete six-week surgical rotations for a full year starting in May.
- Surgeons and SAs with a minimum requirement of two years of experience are needed to mentor SA students. Rotations include general surgery and training in surgical specialties such as Orthopedics, Spine, Plastics, Cardiac, Vascular, Labor & Delivery, and Neurology.
- Pathologists' Assistant
- Students are required to complete eight-week rotations from August to December and from January through June.
- The EVMS PathA Program welcomes collaborative partnership with high-caliber institutions that are capable of providing outstanding clinical experiences in Surgical Pathology and Autopsy Pathology, as well as experience in frozen section intraoperative consultations, biobanking science, and laboratory management.
- Master of Public Health
- Public Health students complete a 200-hour practicum project in their last semester, from January to May.
- Community educators with the credentials or roles including but not limited to MPH, MD, PA-C, NP, Epidemiologist, Researcher, Department of Public Health Administrator, Health Promotion Officer, Health Educator, Hospital Administrator, Environmental Scientist, Occupational Safety Manager, Health Policy Analyst and Health Insurance Analyst are needed.
- Art Therapy and Counseling
- Students complete 15-week internships from August through December and January through May.
- Internship placements and art therapists with ATR credentials are needed to educate students for child, adolescent or adult clinical rotations. Internships include: assessment, individual and group art therapy. Specialties may include: outpatient, in-home, residential, acute, school and medical art therapy.
Benefits of becoming a community educator
Community educators who work with our students have found future employees among their mentees. We offer additional benefits to community educators, including:
- Community faculty appointment
- Free subscription to Grand Rounds
- Free community receptions and events
- EVMS Brickell Medical Sciences Library privileges (online journals) including free access to UpToDate
- Earn AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™
- Free Professional Development workshops
- Annual Appreciation Event
Students can bring enthusiasm, innovative ideas and technological expertise to your practice. Stay current in the field and give back to your profession by teaching students.
Ready to become a community educator?
If you would like to discuss how a student would fit into your schedule or you are ready to begin the process of becoming a community educator for students at Eastern Virginia Medical School, please contact Mary Ann McLendon at 757.373.5641 or email@example.com.