Graduate Clinical Placement

NP, Physician Assistant, and/or DNP students in need of a VUMC preceptor (excluding physician preceptors), should apply for a preceptorship opportunity by following the instructions below to submit an application for placement.

VUMC requests that school administrators and/or faculty, in addition to students, refrain from directly contacting providers to request placements.

Completed applications will be reviewed to best match applicants with preceptors (excluding physician preceptors) within the students’ clinical area of interest based on preceptor availability.

**Students who have agreed on and arranged a preceptorship with a VUMC physician must fill out the placement request form at least 8 weeks prior to the anticipated start date of the rotation.  If you have questions, please email

Application Timeline

Semester of Placement
Application Deadline
Notification Deadline
Spring 2022
(January 1 - April 30)

October 1, 2021

November 2, 2021
Summer 2022
(May 1 - July 31)
February 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Application Instructions

To ensure that your application is current, please complete your application request no more than 1 semester prior to your anticipated clinical rotation need.  All applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed equally.

The Placement Application will require you to upload your most recent unofficial transcript, cover letter, resume, and syllabus for the course pertaining to this rotation.  The application will need to be completed in full prior to review by VUMC. The VUMC Student Placement team will review your application and share applicable components with potential preceptors and advanced practice leadership in search of a placement match.

You will be notified by regarding your application as noted on the timeline above.  The completion of an application does not guarantee clinical placement.  All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline; application status updates can not be provided prior to notification deadlines.  

Because VUMC has a high demand for preceptorships, especially in specialty clinical areas like Pediatrics and Women’s Health, we strongly encourage you not to limit your search for clinical placement options to one organization.

*If you have any questions regarding any clinical experiences, please contact Student Placement directly at