Preceptors

Physician Assistant Preceptors

The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to educate patient-centered medical providers of the highest quality who are critical thinkers, leaders, and life-long learners.  This mission cannot be fulfilled without the dedication and expertise of clinical preceptors to our students.  Our preceptors are invaluable assets who significantly enhance our students' clinical skills and professional development.

Becoming a PA Preceptor

To become a new preceptor, please complete and submit the Preceptor Profile and Preceptor Availability forms.  We have two class cohorts that overlap during clinical rotations for three months each year - February, March, and April.  Please make note of the information as you are submitting availability forms.  

Review our Clinical Preceptor Manual, which answers the most frequently asked questions about the preceptor role.  Adjunct faculty appointments and CME credits are available to our PA preceptors.  If you are interested in an adjunct faculty appointment, please contact our office with any questions. 

Preceptor Forms and Manual

Submit all forms to paclinical@mercer.edu

Affiliation Agreements

Mercer University requires a fully executed affiliation agreement with each practice and hospital involved in supervised clinical practice experiences.  To inquire about currently established affiliation agreements, please contact us at paclinical@mercer.edu.  New preceptor / sites will be sent an affiliation agreement for review and signature after the preceptor forms have been received.

Current PA Preceptors

PA preceptors are requested to updated the Preceptor Profile and Agreement Form and Preceptor Availability Form annually.

E*Value

Preceptors must complete a final evaluation for each student at the end of each clinical rotation.  All student evaluations are completed through the rotation management program E*Value.  All new preceptors will be assigned an E*Value profile and login and will be provided with instructions on completing the students' evaluations online.

Georgia Preceptor Tax Incentive Program (GA PTIP)

The GA PTIP Program was signed into law in April 2014 and creates tax deductions of up to $10,000 for otherwise uncompensated community-based physicians who provide training to medical, osteopathic, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students matriculating at Georgia public or private educational institutions.  For more detailed information, please see the GA PTIP Tax Incentive Program.

Contact Information                                 

Director of Clinical Education
                      Jennifer de la Cruz, MMSc, PA-C
                      delacruz_j@mercer.edu
                      Phone: 678.547.6850

Clinical Coordinator
                     Tierra Clemmons
                     clemmons_tj@mercer.edu                      
                     Phone: 678.547.6447 

Credentialing Coordinator
                      Cynthia Edwards-Wright
                      edwards-wright_ce@mercer.edu
                      Phone: 678.547.6318

PA Program Fax: 678.547.6509