Preceptors: Information & FAQ's

The Mac-CARE Program processes preceptor stipends on a quarterly basis.  Every effort is made to ensure that the stipends are administered efficiently.

The quarters are as follows:

Quarter 1             April, May, June

Quarter 2             July, August, September

Quarter 3             October, November, December

Quarter 4             January, February, March

In most cases, receipt of payments can be expected within six months of rotation completion.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:


What are the benefits of teaching for Mac-CARE?

  • $1000 per month stipend for teaching
  • CME credits Continuing Health Sciences Program (3 days per year in Hamilton)
  • An Adjunct Faculty Appointment: "Assistant Clinical Professor"
  • Access to McMaster's medical library: both via internet and in person
  • Access to medical rounds and other teaching sessions
  • Faculty development (teacher training) courses - select from those available, or we will make one to meet your needs and bring it to your community!
  • An opportunity to recruit physicians to your community and to your specialty
  • Stay current - both from students' questions, and with the learning resources we supply
  • Professional renewal through exposure to keen and interested students!


What are the permitted activities of a medical learner?


How do I apply?

For assistance or further information, please contact your regional Mac-CARE Administrative Assistant or

We want to know how we can help you and want your suggestions for improving the program.