Each year, more than 70 Dominican students participate in health science preceptorships. A health science preceptorship integrates academic coursework with real-life applications, highlights potential career paths, helps develop important professional contacts, and bolsters graduate school applications. Post Baccalaureate Pre Medical students may apply for a 2-credit hour preceptorship and will be placed based upon availability. You will forfeit your preceptorship if:

  • you do not fill out paperwork by the expected deadlines
  • you display any unprofessional conduct (e.g., missed meetings, issues with staff)

Preceptorships Vary Based Upon Availability Each Semester.

Preceptorship is a class for which you will register. It combines both clinical exposure and didactic compontents. Students do their preceptorship after they have had at least one semester in good academic standing in the program.


Rush Oak Park Hospital
Anesthesiology - Dr. Sandeep Amin
Emergency Room - Dr. Daniel Noonan
General Surgery - Dr. Donald Nash
Intermediate Care Unit
Opthalmology - Dr. Peter Panton
Orthopaedics - Dr. Brian Cole
Pharmacy - Viral Mirah, Pharm.D
Plastic Surgery - Dr. Allan Parungao
Radiology - Dr. John Courtney
Recovery - Lea Cibert, BSN
Rehabilitation Unit - Michael Genovesi, P.T.
Wound Clinic - Dr. Donald Nash

Rush University College of Medicine
Department of Pathology - Dr. Robert DeCresce


Drs. Gingis & Associates

Advanced Dermatology and Urology Center
Urology: Dr. Alan Sadah
Dermatology: Dr. Belmina 

Public Health

Westside Health Authority
Cody McSellers-McCray,
Director of Health Promotions


Infant Welfare Society/UIC College of Dentistry
Dr. Jill Baskin

Occupational & Physical Therapy

Kids Unlimited
Mary Kreis, O.T.


Prairie State Animal Hospital
Dr. John Brancel