By agreeing to teach a McMaster medical student or postgraduate trainee you have joined a strong, and dedicated network of health professionals supporting a high-quality, community-based clinical education program within the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
Community preceptors offer rich and varied learning environments for students and trainees, and are critical to sustainability of medical education in smaller urban and rural communities. McMaster University values these contributions, and through funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is able to provide a stipend to community preceptors for eligible teaching activities.
McMaster University has moved to an automated system to support teaching activities eligible for funding through the Mac-CARE (McMaster Community and Rural Education) Program, the Department of Family Medicine, Waterloo Regional Campus, and Niagara Regional Campus. Teaching activities can include, clinical rotation based supervision, and/or academic teaching (academic half days lectures, procedural skills sessions, tutorials, etc.).
The Preceptor Payment Module has been created in MedSIS (McMaster’s Medical School Information System) to allow users to view, approve and distribute payments to supervisors. All learner information related to their rotations is brought directly from MedSIS scheduling through the data connector that is refreshed nightly.
For registered preceptors, the payments will be made through an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or direct deposit on a monthly cycle. If you're not registered, please complete your payment profile in MedSIS - Preceptor Payments. Cheques will no longer be issued for preceptor payments.