Preceptorships are an intensive clinical training program offered to healthcare providers in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have an interest in learning more about the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS, opportunistic infections, and co-morbid conditions. Preceptorships provide extensive clinical training and supervised experiences in urban and rural clinics throughout the region, and are available for physicians, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists. Other clinical training experiences are also offered and differ from preceptorships in that they are usually of shorter duration, and individuals of other disciplines, such as medical case managers, can also participate.
Preceptorship participants can experience 8 to 80 hours of clinical training at adult, adolescent, pediatric, obstetric, and/or family practice clinics where care is provided to HIV-infected patients. Each preceptorship and clinical training experience is structured to meet the unique needs of the individual participant based on his or her previous experience, geographic location, and time available. Lectures, seminars, and small group discussions may enhance the clinical experience. All training provided is consistent with current guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or other nationally recognized guidelines when available.
Upon completion of a preceptorship, the participant will be able to:
The CE and CME information below is for providers licensed in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who participate in preceptorships conducted in Florida only.
- Identify the role, uses, and complications of antiretroviral therapy as a treatment option according to DHHS;
- Relate the major issues of age and gender appropriate HIV care;
- Identify and treat HIV disease complications;
- Identify and access resources and standard of care protocols that can be immediately applied to any clinical setting;
- Effectively treat and manage co-morbid conditions in the primary care setting;
- State regional-specific legislation about HIV testing, confidentiality, and access to medical care.
Continuing Education (CE) Information
Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc., is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider of continuing nursing education (CE Broker Provider ID #50-1922); a Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling approved provider of continuing education (BAP #50-1922), and a Florida Board of Pharmacy approved provider of continuing education (BAP #1922). This program meets the requirements for up to 40 contact hours.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Florida AHEC Network and the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. The Florida AHEC Network is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Florida AHEC Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For questions regarding CE or CME conducted in Florida, please contact our Professional Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (386) 462-1551.
Click on a region below for detailed information about the preceptorships available in each region. Follow the application instructions for the region you select.