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Become a Preceptor

Make a Meaningful Impact on the Next Generation of Physicians

Use your clinical expertise and knowledge to help teach and guide the next generation of family medicine physicians by being a preceptor at NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (NHDFMR). As a preceptor, you have the opportunity to engage and interact with family medicine residents in various phases of their post-graduate training and medical students rotating with us. As a preceptor, you have the opportunity to make meaningful connections that foster trust, credibility and learning.

Most preceptors teach at NHDFMR’s two clinical sites — Concord Hospital Family Health Centers in Concord and in Hillsboro. Because family medicine residents are assigned designated clinical days at each clinical site, as a preceptor you will get to know the residents you are precepting and build lasting professional relationships with them. Being a preceptor offers professional and personal development opportunities that experienced clinicians find highly rewarding.

Preceptor Eligibility

Board-certified family medicine physicians with MD or DO degrees with at least two years of outpatient primary care practice experience, post-residency graduation, and/or up-to two years after retirement/cessation of clinical practice are eligible. Applicants must be credentialed or eligible for credentialing through Concord Hospital’s Medical Staff Services Department.

Applicants must be skilled in performing the following procedures:

  • Pelvic exams/PAP smears;
  • Dermatologic cryotherapy;
  • EKG interpretation;
  • Incision and drainage of simple abscesses.

Skills in performing other procedures are welcomed.

Preceptor Assessment Process

When a preceptor vacancy opens, the following process applies:

  • Initial inquiry – please email a note of interest to Dr. Greg Thesing, who will contact you to discuss general expectations and learn about your professional role;
  • If you and the precepting coordinator agree to go forward, short interviews are scheduled with the Clinic Medical Director, Associate Program Director, Clinical Nurse Manager, Practice Manager and Chief Resident(s);
  • Based on feedback from the interview team, the precepting coordinator recommends whether or not to continue with the process. Final acceptance of precepting candidates are made collaboratively by the Medical Director and Associate Program Director;
  • Once invited to join our precepting team, the credentialing process (if you do not already have Concord Hospital privileges) begins. Once credentialed, new preceptors participate in structured onboarding activities. This will include orientation, observation of experienced faculty preceptors, education regarding the Situational Leadership model, and being observed by NHDFMR faculty for three to six months prior to solo precepting.

We facilitate quarterly preceptor development sessions, which all preceptors are encouraged to attend. Annually, preceptors receive aggregated resident feedback in a summary report in addition to a check-in meeting with the precepting coordinator. The precepting coordinator and Associate Program Director welcome preceptor questions, concerns and feedback at any time.