The Mission of the Baptist Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (BUCOM) is to provide an exemplary model of education that prepares physicians who integrate the art and science of healing with their faith, calling, and pursuit of excellence.
BUCOM prepares future physicians and scientists who are committed to improving the health of the diverse populations in the Mid-South Region of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi with special emphasis on primary care in urban, underserved, and rural areas. To advance our mission, BUCOM develops clinically skilled, compassionate, and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds who are grounded in osteopathic philosophy and practices, and who are ready to meet the future healthcare workforce needs. BUCOM advances research, innovation, and discovery to improve health, and solve the medical challenges of today and the future.
BUCOM is committed to developing a team of exceptional medical educators to teach our students during the pre-clinical curriculum (years 1 and 2 of medical school) as well as a team of engaged clinicians who will precept our students during the clinical curriculum (years 3 and 4 of medical school). If you are interested in exploring the possibility of being part of a team that will train the next generation of physicians who will address the health care needs of the Mid-South, please click on the links below to contact us.
Clinical Preceptor opportunities:
BUCOM students will perform their core clinical rotations mostly within the Baptist system. We will engage the entire Baptist system utilizing larger and medium-sized facilities as core rotation sites but also engaging other facilities for individual core clinical rotations as well as 4th year-selective and elective clerkships in a variety of specialties. Additionally, students will perform 4th-year electives nationally and internationally depending on their areas of interest. Core clinical rotations include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Underserved Care, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Emergency Medicine, and Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine.
Clinical preceptors will supervise students in a patient-care setting providing guidance and feedback as they develop their knowledge base and skills to prepare them to enter Graduate Medical Education, as well as assessing student performance. BUCOM will provide faculty development and library access as required. BUCOM will provide faculty appointments to all approved preceptors.
If you have questions and would like to discuss serving as a preceptor with one of our Clinical Deans please use the link to the contact form above. If you would like to apply to be a BUCOM preceptor, please use the link below to fill out and submit an application.