Department of Family and Preventive Medicine


Family Medicine Preceptorship (M-IV)

Faculty: Brian Keisler, MD - Course Director

Institution: Assigned

Location: Throughout the state

Prerequisite: Prior arrangement with instructor

Duration: 4 weeks - Fourth Year Students only

Course Offered: Throughout academic year

Number of Students: 1 - 2 per rotation

Students Report To:
Assigned preceptor.
Contact Stephanie Cox ,
Clerkship Coordinator,
Family Medicine Center,
3209 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 434-6152.

This course offers a brief, intensive exposure to a typical family practice, both for students considering a career in this area and those who are entering other specialties but who want to learn more about the role of the family physician in health care delivery. Students may be placed in rural, suburban or urban practices in various locations in the state, according to their preference. The practice exposure shall include ambulatory care of patients of all ages, including pediatrics, and inpatient hospital experience.

It is important that arrangements be made for selecting the practice site as early as possible, and in no case with less than 6 weeks lead time. Preceptors shall be selected carefully and screened according to criteria formulated by the faculty of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.