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Practice of Clinical Medicine

Welcome to Practice of Clinical Medicine




Be prepared to drive to your preceptor’s office every other week. Preceptorship sites are located within a 50-mile radius of the MCV campus; there are very few practices that are served by public transportation. Therefore, you are expected to make provisions for your own transportation. (See PCM Travel Policy)


Preceptor schedules are announced two weeks prior to the first preceptor session. Be prepared to arrange any necessary childcare, car-sharing, or other scheduled commitments around your preceptor schedule.


Please contact Dr. Susan DiGiovanni by phone (804-827-1743) or e-mail (sdigiovanni@vcu.edu) if you have a:

  • particular interest in rural medicine
  • preference to be placed in or near one of the following areas: Louisa, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Newport News, Tappahannock, Kilmarnock, Southeast of Petersburg, Powhatan
  • disability that is documented through VCU Disability Support Services that requires accommodation for your placement.

Students are randomly assigned to preceptorships, except for those students officially enrolled in theInternational/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship program (ICRP) and/or those who request that the above circumstances be taken into account.