Thank you Cynosure, Inc. for generously sponsoring the ASLMS Preceptorship Program since 2014
The ASLMS Preceptorship Program provides a unique opportunity for ASLMS members who are early in their career to learn new techniques and perspectives in lasers and other energy based technologies, observe a successful practice in action and develop valuable career networks.
ASLMS uses survey instruments and tools to conduct several needs assessments throughout the year. Professional practice gaps are identified through these assessments. The ASLMS Preceptorship Program is designed to address knowledge, competence and performance practice gaps by providing direct exposure to clinical cases and treatment strategies as conducted on patients real-time by experienced clinicians. A funded, organized Preceptorship Program is an opportunity for ASLMS to enhance its ability to provide additional educational opportunities for clinicians consistent with the organizational mission and vision, and has the potential to improve patient care outcomes.
ASLMS members who are between one and five years post medical school graduation, third year resident (or second year resident as long as the preceptorship occurs during their third year of residency) or in a fellowship will have the opportunity to visit the practice of an established physician to observe best practices and skills in core areas as well as advanced skills in procedures and techniques not previously learned.
Applicants must be in a qualified residency or fellowship program or board certified by a recognized American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) board. If you are not an ASLMS member, you may apply for membership by visiting www.aslms.org and selecting “Join ASLMS” from the menu.
- Choose a preceptor from the list of ASLMS members who have met the criteria established for preceptors and who have agreed to serve as a preceptor. The preceptor must be contacted to ensure he/she is interested in serving in that capacity for the potential preceptee.
- Prior to submitting an application to the ASLMS, applicants must secure a preceptor, agree upon a time frame for the preceptorship and secure the preceptor’s signature on the application which verifies agreement with the terms of the program.
- Each preceptorship must be a minimum of one week. It is the responsibility of each preceptee to coordinate the duration of the preceptorship. Preceptorships may begin in June and must be completed within one year.
- Preceptee candidates are eligible for one preceptorship per year.
To apply use one of the printable applications below. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com
The following documents must be attached:
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Essay outlining career goals, educational goals and how the preceptorship will impact the applicant’s future or current practice of using lasers and other related technologies in medical and surgical applications.
- Residents must include a letter of support from their program director or chief of service on
- Signed and dated Preceptee Release Form.
Please note that all 2017 funding for the ASLMS Preceptorship Program has been allocated. Applications will be considered for those choosing to work with a preceptor in their locale, however, the applicant must be willing to assume all associated expenses.
Applications for 2018 preceptorships are being accepted. The date of the preceptorship can be no more than 6 month from application date.
- A maximum of $1,000 is available for each preceptee’s travel expenses.
- Allowable travel expenses include hotel, airfare, cab fare, car rental, gas mileage, toll booths, public transportation, and airport shuttle. Up to $75.00 per diem for meal expenses.
- A minimum of $100 in expenses must be requested.
The ASLMS Awards Committee is responsible for the final decision on approving ASLMS members who apply for a preceptorship.
Preceptee applicants will be accepted based upon the merit of:
- Career and educational goals.
- How the preceptorship will impact future or current practice of using lasers and other related technologies in medical and surgical applications.
- Be in a qualified residency or fellowship program or board certified by a recognized ABMS member board.
- A letter of approval verifying acceptance of any application must be provided by ASLMS to the preceptor and preceptee before a preceptorship begins. Preceptors will not schedule preceptorships without first receiving verification from ASLMS.
Upon completion of preceptorship, preceptees must submit to ASLMS:
- Final expenses (if applicable), timesheet and evaluation (using the forms provided by ASLMS).
- A brief report (1,000 words or less) outlining the experience. Reports are to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preceptee reports may be shared in member newsletter, on the website, and in other marketing materials.
- High resolution (300 dpi or greater) color photograph/headshot in .png, .pdf., .eps, .tiff or .jpg format.
The Preceptorship Experience
The preceptorship program is a service for ASLMS members. ASLMS’ role is to provide the organizational structure for the program, coordinate applications for the program, solicit funding, publicize and promote participation in the program, and act as a fiscal agent with regard to appropriation of funds to preceptees for program participation expenses.
ASLMS will have no role in or responsibility for the actual implementation of the individual preceptorships, including but not limited to supervision, administration, advice, guidance, monitoring, direction, conduct, or performance. Each individual preceptorship reflects the views, skills, practice, and content of individual preceptors only.
The views, techniques and practices demonstrated in the preceptorships do not represent the views, practices, opinions, or recommendations of the ASLMS as an organization or those of the funding sponsors.
The availability of hands-on experience depends upon local practice or institutional requirements for licensure and insurance coverage. Applicants must seek information from the preceptor defining the expectations of an individual preceptorship program.
ASLMS assumes no liability for any individual preceptorship, and all preceptors and preceptees will release ASLMS and indemnify and hold it harmless from any liability. Preceptors and preceptees will be responsible for obtaining their own insurance to cover preceptorship activities.
Preceptees Share Experiences
Please contact us with any questions or concerns. If you are interested in serving as a preceptor, please contact Diane Dodds by email or call 715-845-9283.