The medical preceptorship program is designed for junior and senior pre-medical students interested in gaining valuable experience in the medical field.  Students are matched with community physicians according to the student's interests and availability in local hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices. This program is intended for individuals with little to no previous medical shadowing experience in order to gain more experience and insight toward their decision to follow the path of medicine. 

Students get the opportunity to observe medical procedures, the physician’s interactions with patients and family members, the physician's work load and administrative functions, as well as have the opportunity to ask pertinent questions. 

To be accepted into the program, students must be enrolled at OSU, have at least a 3.55 GPA, apply by the deadline and complete an interview. Students are expected to attend a mandatory orientation, shadow physicians for a minimum of 27 hours during the term, follow institutional rules, and turn in a series of reflective journals.

Students should consider the time involved with shadowing a physician prior to applying to the Preceptorship program. There are a limited number of spots available, based on physicians’ availability. Acceptance into the program is highly competitive and is considered a commitment which students are expected to follow throughout the term, no exceptions. Acceptance is based on the interview and the date by which the COMPLETED application was turned in.  Please note that some students may be deferred to the next available term.

Medical Preceptorship Application Form (PDF)

Application Deadlines

Journal Guidelines

Preceptorship Time Sheet Form

Preceptor Web Evaluation Form
(to be completed by a physician for the student)

If not using the above web form please use: Preceptor PDF Evaluation Form

Complete, print and submit to:
Maureen Leong-Kee
3029 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331