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Benefits of Being a Preceptor

There are many benefits to being a Preceptor for the Rosalind Franklin University PA program. All Preceptors accumulate CME 2 credits for being a PA Clinical Preceptor and PA Preceptors can receive AAPA Category 1 CME for their precepting efforts. AAPA PA Preceptorship CME is earned at a rate of 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits per PA student per 40-hour week. If a PA Clinical Preceptor has more than one student at a time, additional CME 1 credit is awarded. At the end each clinical year PA Preceptors will be contacted by the RFU PA Department to complete a brief survey prior to receiving the CME 1 certificate.


On October 26, 2023 the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Physician Assistant Program awarded Ann Sikora-Jackson, PA-C with the RFUMS Physician Assistant Advocate Award. The RFUMS PA Program was fortunate to present her with the award during the 2023 Cook County Health and Hospital System Advanced Practice Providers Appreciation Day. The award is in sincere appreciation of her promotion and education for the PA profession and represents her excellence in education, leadership, mentorship, and as a role model for Physician Assistant students, the PA profession, and all healthcare professions.

Ann Sikora-Jackson, PA-C is the System Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Cook County Health. She is licensed in Illinois with expertise in Emergency Medicine and has over 23 years of experience as a PA. Ann is a highly trained Physician Assistant with strong clinical abilities and a successful career in Emergency Medicine as a clinician and clinical instructor. She is proactive and organized with a passionate commitment to first-rate empathic patient care. Ann is a leader amongst peers acting as a Lead APP, she voluntarily assists with scheduling, onboarding new hires, and credentialing, and is a Liaison to Physicians and Chief Residents.

Her awards and certifications are countless. She was the recipient of the Cook County Health and Hospital System APP of the Year 2019, Rush University’s Physician Assistant Program’s Preceptor of the Year Award 2015, City of Chicago Mayor Daley’s Leadership Scholarship awardee, and the Resurrection Hospital Volunteer Award. Ann Sikora-Jackson, PA-C has been NCCPA certified since 2000, Chair of the Credentialing Committee for the Illinois Cook County Bureau of Non-Physician Practitioners, a County Care Credentialing Committee Member, and holds FEMA Incident Command Training and Certification, Advanced Hazmat Life Support certification. She has also worked with UMANA, Ukrainian Medical Association of North America as a volunteer.

On behalf of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science PA Program, we would like to sincerely thank Ann Sikora-Jackson, PA-C for her continued commitment and dedication to providing quality educational experiences for our students. We would also like to thank her partners, colleagues, staff, and the entire team at Cook County Health for their dedication, expertise, time, and compassion.