Requirements and Obligations

Dr. Robert Rogoff and student Colleen O'Neal

To be considered for a preceptorship, a student must meet the following minimum criteria:

Academic Requirements. The student must have attended Miami University for at least one academic year. Participants must have achieved at least a 3.20 overall GPA and have completed at least one year of physical science and biological science requirements with at least a 3.0 GPA in the physical and biological sciences area.

Other Requirements. The student is expected to have a strong desire and intention of entering the healthcare profession; prior participation in extracurricular activities and some healthcare experiences are expected.

Student Obligations and Responsibilities

Students must:

  • Submit results of a recent blood test, if the preceptorship requires it.
  • Maintain confidentially of patients and the physician's practice.
  • Adhere to the arranged schedule; do not disrupt the physician's schedule or routine.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Only actively participate when invited by the physician to do so.
  • Ask questions when appropriate.
  • Maintain a daily written log of activities, due within 30 days of completing the preceptorship (PSN 106).
  • Submit a completed Preceptorship Student Evaluation Form within 30 days of completing the preceptorship (PSN 106).
  • If possible, bring back 2 to 3 digital photos of you with the physician that can be used for publicity. Please send photos to the Mallory-Wilson Center (


The student is responsible for all of the expenses associated with the preceptorship, including travel, housing, and meals. As a participant, the student should not assume that the physician will provide housing or assist in making housing arrangements. If the physician offers to do so, this will be pre-arranged.

Termination of Preceptorship

The physician may terminate a preceptorship experience in progress for any appropriate reason, including unprofessional behavior on the part of the student or a sudden, unanticipated change in the physician's schedule which precludes completion of the preceptorship.