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Preceptor Resources

Benefits of being a preceptor

There are many benefits to being a preceptor for our program. Rosalind Franklin University offers free CME to all preceptors through the preceptor enhancement program. All Preceptors accumulate CME II credits and Physician Assistants accumulate CME I credits (max of 20 per calendar year). All preceptors are able to apply for faculty appointments

Spotlight

On November 23, 2020 the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Physician Assistant Program awarded Ernest Nora, MD with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is in sincere appreciation of Dr. Nora’s more than 26 years of excellence in education and the mentorship of physician assistant students. Dr. Nora has been a gracious clinical preceptor and clinical instructor at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Physician Assistant Program since 1994 and has been an obstetrics and gynecology preceptor for hundreds RFU physician assistant students. Dr. Nora has been selected as the recipient of this award due to his continued advocacy and support of the physician assistant profession and his passion for medical education.

Dr. Nora has been providing quality health care for women of all ages at his private practice in Arlington Heights. He is affiliated with Amita Health at Saint Joseph Hospital and Thorek Memorial Hospital, both in Chicago. Dr. Nora holds several elected positions, medical leadership appointments, and is the recipient of many awards. He is currently the President of Medical Staff at Saint Joseph Hospital and the Chief Medical Officer at Legacy Medical Care. Additionally, just a few of his administration directorships and appointments include serving as the Section Chief of Ambulatory Care in the Department of OB/GYN at Saint Joseph Hospital and the Director at the Labore OB/GYN Clinics at Saint Joseph Hospital. His impressive professional achievements also include many academic positions and appointments, such as serving as an Accreditation Site Surveyor with the Illinois State Medical Society in the Division of Education and as an Associate Clinical Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Nora is also a dual awardee of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science PA Preceptor of the Year Award.

On behalf of the PA Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science we would like to sincerely thank Dr. Nora for his continued commitment and dedication to providing quality educational experiences for our students. We would also like to thank all of his partners, colleagues, staff, and entire team for their dedication, expertise, time and compassion.