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 but UVM/UVMMC faculty members are not.

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 CME courses, physicians just send the certificate numbers with their conference registration. To redeem vouchers for CME courses not sponsored by UVM, physicians send a copy of their conference registration, proof of payment, home address, Social Security number and the certificate numbers to be redeemed, to Preceptor Voucher Coordinator, UVM AHEC Program Office, 1 S. Prospect St, UHC Campus/Arnold 5, Burlington, VT 05401. Reimbursement will be issued after the course is completed. Questions about voucher redemption may be addressed to the Preceptor Voucher Coordinator at 802-656-2658.

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. Those with questions should consult their tax advisor.

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 the AHEC Program Office is happy to provide written verification if needed.

Grand Rounds for School Nurses

Grand Rounds for School Nurses offers the latest information, research and training on issues pertaining to the health and welfare of youth. This program is brought to you by the UVM AHEC Program and the Vermont Department of Health. The Vermont State Nurses' Association, Inc. awards 1.5 contact hours to those who qualify and attend the program. Each session is broadcast at 13 Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT) sites throughout Vermont. View a listing and/or directions to a VIT site nearest you.

The target audience for this program is school nurses, but these sessions also may be attended by professionals providing health care and social services to youth. Space is limited, so register early!

All sessions are held from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at all VIT sites.

For additional information on Grand Rounds for School Nurses sessions click on the following:

Last modified November 11 2014 03:16 PM