2019 Preceptor Award Nominations

The MIPERC organization appreciate the efforts and commitments of the many individuals who serve as Preceptors within our healthcare programs.  The dedication and commitment of these individuals to our students provide incalculable value to the students’ educational experiences.  We have created an award in each of the MIPERC academic partner disciplines to honor a healthcare professional who has shown exemplary service as a preceptor. Guidelines for nominations are below.


Allied Health Science
Athletic Training
Cardiovascular Sonography
Clinical Dietetics
Communications Science & Disorders
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Exercise Science
Health Administration

Health Communication
Health Information Management
Medical Dosimetry
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Movement Science
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies

Professional Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Radiation Therapy
Social Work
Speech Language Pathology
Therapeutic Recreation





Description:  The Preceptor Award gives MIPERC the opportunity to acknowledge outstanding commitments by Preceptors to the education of our students.

Basic Qualification:  To be eligible, an individual or organization must be serving in a Preceptor capacity for a MIPERC academic partner between May, 2018 and May, 2019.  

In addition, a candidate for the award should demonstrate certain characteristics or participate in activities such as:

•  A commitment to students through activities such as effective clinical teaching, mentoring, evaluation and feedback.
•  Continuous involvement and timely communication with the academic program.
•  Extraordinary effort in his/her preceptor role.  Examples include: the development of creative teaching methods, frequency of commitment, creating a unique student-centered learning environment,and initiating department or organization collaborations benefiting student experiences especially those related to interprofessional care and practice.
•  Initiating department and organization collaborations benefiting student experiences especially related to interprofessional care and practice.


Submission Process:

Candidates may be nominated by health administrators, staff, educators, and/or students associated with one of the listed academic programs.  The individual submitting the nomination must complete the electronic nomination form and submit a letter of nomination via the MIPERC Conference website by the stated deadline.

Required Documentation for Nomination:
•    Completed online nomination form.
•    Typed letter of nomination (250 words or less).

Nomination Deadline:  Monday, August 5, 2019

Notification of Awards:   Friday, August 16, 2019

Presentation of Awards:  Preceptor awards will be presented at the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center Conference to be held at the GVSU Richard M. DeVos Center on September 19 & 20, 2019.

For more information contact or Tina Barnikow at barnikot@gvsu.edu.

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