The Joint Medical Program (JMP) is a joint program between UC Berkeley and UCSF. Over the first two and half years of medical school, our students concurrently learn about foundational sciences, clinical medicine, and complete a master's in science, all on the UC Berkeley campus. They then complete the remainder of their medical degree at UCSF. The goal of the JMP is to train anti-racist physician change-makers committed to health equity and social justice.
JMP students participate in clinical preceptorships as part of their preclinical education. These sessions provide them an opportunity to practice clinical skills and to observe medicine in action. Preceptorship sessions may be held in-person and/or via telehealth. Preceptors are able to schedule these sessions directly with their assigned student(s) on a flexible schedule. Each student should complete a total of 3 to 4 half-days (or a total of 12-16 hours) over the academic year (September-July). During these sessions, students are expected to have the opportunity to practice and receive observation and feedback on patient histories, and physical exams (to the extent possible, if precepting via telemedicine visits), oral presentation, and notes.
Our students consistently describe these experiences as among the most meaningful learning opportunities of their preclinical years. We are looking for physicians able to precept one or more medical students for 3-4 half day sessions over the academic year. If you are interested, please contact Jessie Heminway at email@example.com.