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LPP For Students

Program Benefits for Students

- hands-on clinical experience before Clerkship years

- practical experience

- feedback from physicians & patients 

- networking within the clinical system

- growth in each of the six Medical School core competencies
as a professional, scientist, communicator, clinical problem solver, advocate and person

For a more detailed description of the program, please defer to the student syllabus for LPP1 or LPP2.

Current and past LPP sites 

Preceptors come from variety of medical specialties (pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine and subspecialties, Ob\GYN, surgery). Any type of practice is considered as long as it allows for students to practice and observe basic skills of the history taking and physical exam, oral presentation, and learn in an interprofessional setting. Over the past five years we have worked with over 50 different host sites, allowing students to experience a broad range of clinical settings. Click here to learn more about where students have participated in the LPP program in the past.   

Students who have applied and been accepted to the Rural and Urban Health Scholars Pathways have the benefit of developing a longitudinal mentorship relationship with one primary care preceptor in a health center aligned with the pathway’s focus. Students are matched to a preceptor aligned with their interests. Students will have opportunity to 1) participate in identifying and addressing the impact of social determinants of health, 2) witness the value of integration of behavioral health in the patient’s care and 3) work with the interprofessional team providing patient care. Students participate in the care of patients at all acuity levels from acute to ongoing care in the context of a longitudinal relationship with the patient(s); this may include following a patient to appointment(s) with specialists (with the patient’s permission) or making a home visit.