Can state-supported interprofessional coalitions cure preceptor shortages?

JAAPA. 2018 Jun;31(6):1-4. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000533667.10945.ed.


The shortage of clinical preceptors compromises the current and future supply of healthcare providers and patient access to primary care. This article describes how an interprofessional coalition in South Carolina formed and sought government support to address the preceptor shortage. Some states have legislated preceptor tax credits and/or deductions to support the clinical education of future primary care healthcare providers. As a result of the coalition's work, a bill to establish similar incentives is pending in the South Carolina legislature.

MeSH terms

  • Health Personnel / economics
  • Health Personnel / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Health Workforce / economics
  • Health Workforce / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Physician Incentive Plans / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Preceptorship / economics
  • Preceptorship / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Primary Health Care / economics
  • Primary Health Care / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • South Carolina
  • State Government*
  • Taxes / legislation & jurisprudence