GIMSPP Students Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the GIMSPP?
  • How can students apply for the GIMSPP?
  • Will I get paid to participate?
  • Do I have to find my own preceptor?
  • Will I receive school credit for a GIMSPP preceptorship?
  • How can students join TXACP?
  • Does the GIMSPP provide training for its volunteer preceptors?

Q: What is the GIMSPP?

A: GIMSPP stands for General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program. The GIMSPP places students with internists across the state for three- or four-week preceptorships during the student's summer break. Students from all nine Texas medical schools participate - most are first and second year students. Third and fourth year students are also eligible so if you are interested, please submit an application.

Q: How can students apply for the GIMSPP?

A: The student application for 2019 has closed. Interested students will be able to apply for our 2020 program in January.

Q: Will I get paid to participate?

A: Student stipends are available to offset living expenses during the preceptorship rotation. Stipends and matches are based on availability. Stipends range from $3,000 for four-weeks in an urban area to $5,000 for four-weeks in a rural or underserved area. Preceptorships shorter than four weeks receive a pro-rated stipend. Students are notified at the time of their match whether they will receive a stipend. For the stipend to be processed, students must complete the required evaluation form and a W-9 form. Students will be issued a 1099-MISC Form for tax purposes.  

GIMSPP Stipend Eligibility

Stipends are based on availability and paid-out for a maximum of four-weeks per student enrolled in GIMSPP. If you have received a full stipend previously for participation in the program, or anticipate receiving a full stipend from another Statewide Preceptorship Program, you will not be eligible to receive additional funding from GIMSPP. If you are planning to participate in more than one Preceptorship Program, stipends are available for a maximum of four weeks combined. You will need to notify the GIMSPP office of your intent to participate in more than one program. GIMSPP operates with the belief that each student interested in the field of primary care should be given equal opportunity to participate in the program, and receive a stipend to help offset living expenses and applicable incurred costs during your match.  

Q: Do I have to find my own preceptor?

A: Students provide their choices of two location and date preferences when they are available for summer preceptors and the GIMSPP staff works to match those requirements with a preceptor’s availability. Students are always encouraged to recruit an internist with whom they are familiar to be their preceptor, however, it is not necessary.

Q: Will I receive school credit for a GIMSPP preceptorship?

A: Some schools do give credit as an elective for a four-week rotation. Some give transcript credit for four-week preceptorships. To see if your school qualifies, please contact your program's administrative office before starting your preceptorship.

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Q: How can students join TXACP?

A: You must be a member of American College of Physicians to become a member of the Texas Chapter of the ACP. Medical students and Residents memberships are available. Click here to find out more.

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