A preceptor is a practicing public health professional who plays a vital role in the education and training of our public health students. The preceptors facilitate a learning experience in which students may gain more skills and take greater responsibility for their own learning.
Preceptors should have an advanced degree in public health, be at a mid-management level or higher and have at least three years of experience in the field (post-master's degree). Individuals who have a related degree and/or the equivalent in terms of public health experience may also be appropriate preceptors. They are the primary supervisors and mentors of the students at the field experience/applied practice experience site.
- Roles and responsibilities of Student, Preceptor, Division Experience Advisor, and Assistant Director of Internship Programs & Employer Outreach
- Preceptor Evaluation
- Being an Effective Mentor (tips and resources)
Preceptor Interest Form
If you would like to become a preceptor or your organization would like to host a UIC SPH MPH student, please fill out the form below.