University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program


Health Professionals and Community Faculty

The Community Preceptor Recognition Program is an expression of thanks and appreciation for the work of Vermont community physicians who precept University of Vermont (UVM) medical students. Preceptors are awarded vouchers to be used toward UVM or non-UVM continuing medical education (CME) courses. Due to budget limitations, the program is exclusively for CME courses; travel, lodging, food, books, journals, subscriptions and other resource materials are not included. Vermont community preceptors are eligible for the program; UVM/UVM Medical Center faculty members are not eligible.

A report of the number and dollar amount of vouchers earned is mailed twice a year, and vouchers remain valid for two years. The expiration date and other parameters guiding this program exist because limited funds do not allow incursion of unlimited financial liability. To redeem vouchers for UVM and non-UVM sponsored CME courses, physicians send a copy of their conference registration, proof of payment, home address, Social Security number and the certificate numbers to be redeemed, to Business Manager, UVM Office of Primary Care, 1 S. Prospect St., Arnold 5, Burlington, VT 05401. Reimbursement will be issued after the course is completed.

Redemption of these vouchers is considered “non-employee compensation for services delivered” and may be taxable. If the dollar value meets or exceeds $600 in a calendar year, the University of Vermont is required to issue a 1099 form.

Physicians are also eligible to claim AMA category II credits of AAFP “elective” CME credits (up to 20 hours per year) for their teaching of medical students. Self-report of these hours is usually sufficient but UVM OPC/AHEC is happy to provide written verification if needed.

Please contact us at (802) 656-2800 if you have any questions about the Community Preceptor Recognition Program.

Last modified October 15 2015 03:21 PM