NP Preceptor Help!

  1. Hi -

    I am a current FNP student at Olivet Nazarene University and I'm having an awful time finding a women's health preceptor in IL. Does anyone know of any OBGYNs that take NP students? The majority in my area (I have reached out to at least 35-40 offices) only want Med Students or are no longer accepting students.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   KatieMI
  4. by   cleback
    Wow... there's a business now for that. Yikes.
  5. by   KatieMI
    Quote from cleback
    Wow... there's a business now for that. Yikes.
    1). There are, in fact, multiple businesses for that. I just dealth with PreceptorLink and my experience was excellent, so I feel ok recommending it.
    2). Why "yikes"? If schools do not want to do their jobs for arranging good preceptorships, then someone will use this market niche.

    Just in case you do not know: there are similar businesses for PA and even MD students. If you happened to be in third-range med school but want a residency in a competitive narrow field specialty like ophthalmology, you might have to find your own clinical placement. Likewise, there are people who make money out of that - only it costs whole way more.
  6. by   cleback
    Quote from KatieMI
    1). There are, in fact, multiple businesses for that. I just dealth with PreceptorLink and my experience was excellent, so I feel ok recommending it.
    2). Why "yikes"? If schools do not want to do their jobs for arranging good preceptorships, then someone will use this market niche.

    Just in case you do not know: there are similar businesses for PA and even MD students. If you happened to be in third-range med school but want a residency in a competitive narrow field specialty like ophthalmology, you might have to find your own clinical placement. Likewise, there are people who make money out of that - only it costs whole way more.
    Yikes because I believe schools should be responsible for placing their students. Clinicals are the most important part of clinicians' education. It's bass-akwards that schools don't ensure proper placements and instead they essentially force students to pay someone else to do it for them.

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