Preceptor benefits

Beyond the satisfaction of investing in students and the profession, preceptors are eligible for Northwestern College benefits including a Northwestern College staff ID, as well as the following benefits in appreciation for the gift of their valuable time and clinical instruction.

  • CME credit (expand for more information)
  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) high-weighted improvement activity points for eligible preceptors
  • $1,000 Northwestern College PA Preceptor Scholarship available to participating clinic employees or preceptors*
  • Clinics who train NWC PA students will be invited to network with current and graduating students for employee recruitment
  • Raider pass to Northwestern athletic, theatre and music events
  • Use of Rowenhorst Student Center fitness facilities
  • 15% discount at NWC Bookstore
  • Food and drink discounts at NWC cafeteria, Hub, and Learning Common Coffee Shop

Preceptors who accept two or more students in a clinical year (August-July) are eligible for the title of Clinical Faculty Member. Clinical Faculty receive the following additional benefits.

  • Access to NWC library resources, including UpToDate and Access Medicine
  • Appreciation gifts, including Northwestern PA Program apparel
  • Additional invitations to recruitment events with students and graduates, as well as other opportunities to be involved with the program

 *Specific terms apply, see more information below 

Access your preceptor benefits

If you have signed your preceptor agreement, your next step is to complete the benefits form!
To receive access to the preceptor benefits, please complete and submit the  NWC Employee/Contract form.

For more information about preceptor benefits or to become a preceptor, please contact Northwestern's PA Program Clinical Rotation Coordinator:

Lori Trevino
Clinical Rotation Coordinator



PA Preceptor Scholarship

In appreciation for precepting a Physician Assistant student, Northwestern College offers a $1,000 tuition scholarship. The scholarship may be applied by the preceptor or clinic site employee toward undergraduate or graduate tuition.

The PA preceptor, spouse or dependents of the preceptor may apply a $1,000 scholarship to be used within 12 months of the precepting student’s placement. Limit of one per year.

Clinical site employees
Permanent employees working at least 20 hours per week at the physical location of a student’s clinical rotation are eligible for a one-time $1000 scholarship to be used within 12 months of the last day of the precepting student’s placement.

Apply for the scholarship
To confirm eligibility and apply for the scholarship, the PA preceptor or employer of the clinical site employee will first complete the PA Preceptor Scholarship form and return it to Northwestern's PA Program Director of Clinical Education.

Please request the form from:

Rick Loutsch
Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program



The ARC-PA has granted   Accreditation-Provisional status to the   Northwestern College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by   Northwestern College

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA   Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the   Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.   Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at