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
  • AOA CME credit: Physicians serving as GME faculty, GME core faculty or preceptors in any AOA-approved osteopathic or ACGME-accredited medical education program may be granted Category 1-B credit. Physicians serving as preceptors for any COCA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine may also be granted Category 1-B credit. A maximum of 20% of the required CME credits per three-year AOA CME cycle may be earned for this activity

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.

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.
  • Colorado: In 2016, passed a bill that offers a $1,000 income tax credit to uncompensated rural health care professionals who precept.
  • 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.
  • Ohio: Eligible FQHCs cam earn up to an annual cap of $50,000 for precepting students.