Thank you for your time and dedication to providing exceptional medical education to EVMS medical students. As a result of your mentorship, supervision, and feedback, students will become increasingly adept at the following core clerkship competencies:
- Demonstrating a professional and ethical attitude toward patients and their care
- Gathering an accurate history and exam to provide a clear picture of the patient’s condition
- Gathering patient data from information systems and alternative sources
- Presenting a patient accurately after a clinical encounter
- Formulating a differential diagnosis relevant to a chief concern or reason for visit
- Recommending testing relevant to the differential
- Interpreting the results of basic diagnostic studies
- Completing assigned tasks without prompts
- Communicating with inter-professional team members
- Utilizing search strategies that result in directly relevant information for patient care
- Establishing rapport with patients while maintaining professional boundaries
- Independently identifying goals for learning and personal improvement
Click here to view the EVMS Unified Competency Objectives for the MD Degree.
Policies and Assessments
Please visit the MD Student Handbook to review the Policies and Responsibilities of Preceptors in the Professional Learning Environment and Assessment and Documentation of Medical Student Progress.
M3 Clerkship Syllabi and Activity Logs
All preceptors are required to review their relevant clerkship syllabus and student activity cards prior to hosting students.
- Career Exploration
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Transition to Clerkship
Letters of Recommendation
Students that you work with may ask you for a letter of recommendation. Students need 3-4 letters of recommendation for their residency application, which are due at the beginning of their 4th year of medical school.
Resources for letter writers for residency applications:
- Letters of Recommendation for Residency: Dr. Ronald Flenner, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs
- Letters of Recommendation for Residency: Dr. Kent DeZee, Uniformed Services University
- Tips for Writing Strong Letters of Recommendation: UCSF College of Medicine
- Tips for Writing Strong Letters of Recommendation: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
All faculty supervisors should have a faculty appointment. An updated CV and faculty information form is required.
You may apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by completing the Preceptor Credit Form (up to 10 credits per year).
For assistance, please email M3@evms.edu or M4@evms.edu.