Incentives for Precepting
Most physicians and other health care professionals precept for the professional satisfaction. Many schools also offer their preceptors:
- Academic faculty appointments
- Access to information and library resources
- Recognition events/programs
- Access to continuing education
Preceptors can also benefit from the following:
Continuing Medical Education Credit
- AAFP CME credit: Family physicians may report a maximum of 60 AAFP Prescribed credits for teaching health professions learners. Teaching is considered a live activity.
- NPs CE credit: For advanced practice nursing, a maximum of 120 Preceptor hours may be converted to CE credits for a maximum of 25 non-pharmacology CE credits.
- PAs CME credit: Preceptors can earn a total of 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits per week for each PA student they precept. A maximum of 20 AAPA category 1 CME credits can be earned during a calendar year. A preceptor who earns the maximum AAPA category 1 CME credits available via precepting can now satisfy 80% of their Category 1 CME requirement. With the ability to claim additional time precepting as Category 2 CME, 90% of the 2-year NCCPA certification maintenance requirement can be satisfied via precepting.
American Board of Family Medicine Certification Credit
- Up to 50% (75 hours per certification cycle) of the CME required for certification can be earned by teaching medical students and/or other physicians.
- Family physicians can earn ABFM performance improvement credit (MOC IV) by teaching medical students and/or residents and participating in a teaching performance improvement activity. https://stfm.org/abfmpitoolkit
State Financial Incentives
- Georgia: In 2014, passed a bill that offers uncompensated community faculty physicians a tax deduction of $1,000 for every 160 hours of preceptorship provided, up to maximum $10,000 per year. https://www.augusta.edu/ahec/ptip/documents/ptip_brochure17.pdf
- Colorado: In 2016, passed a bill that offers a $1,000 income tax credit to uncompensated rural health care professionals who precept. https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb16-1142
- Hawaii: In 2018, passed a bill that offers $1,000 to physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and pharmacists for each clinical training rotation, up to a maximum of $5,000 per year.
- Maryland: In 2017, passed a bill that offers a $1,000 income tax credit for physicians and nurse practitioners who work in certain areas of the State with a health care workforce shortage and provide preceptorship without compensation, up to maximum $10,000 per year. https://pophealth.health.maryland.gov/Pages/taxcredit.aspx
- Ohio: Eligible FQHCs cam earn up to an annual cap of $50,000 for precepting students. ohiochc.org/opcwi