At the 18th annual Whole Person Care Preceptorship (WPCP) held in Southern California, you’ll receive professional training to ethically and sensitively assess and address the spiritual needs of your patients. Weekly you’ll work with and learn from seasoned Christian physicians and healthcare professionals who regularly integrate their faith into their patient care in a variety of specialties and settings. Plus you’ll have ample opportunities to do the same with real patients in both clinical and hospital situations.
Most importantly, you’ll grow and reconnect with God and become better prepared to lead colleagues spiritually. You will enjoy ample time for personal devotionals and learn from experts in the fields of personal ministry, bioethics, apologetics, and theology.
As you serve and enjoy the incredible attractions of California, you’ll build lasting relationships and community with like-minded students and return to school rejuvenated and refreshed. The WPCP is a joint venture of Medical Strategic Network, Cru, and Loma Linda University Medical Center.
June 6 – July 11, 2019
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Location & Housing
The Preceptorship takes place in Redlands, CA, a quaint historic town 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
You will be housed at the University of Redlands in the Brockton Student Apartments. Each unit is furnished and has a common living area, kitchen, four individual single bedrooms, and two full baths. Linens are provided. An onsite laundry and free high speed internet access will be available.
All meals (included in your Preceptorship fee) will be provided in either the university cafeteria (all you care to eat), through local caterers, or at restaurants.
Who is this for?
The Whole Person Care Preceptorship is open to healthcare students who are currently enrolled in or officially accepted into a professional training program like medical school, nursing school, pharmacy school, dental school, PT, OT, PA, and other select allied health professional programs.
The Preceptorship occurs in Southern California.
Are you currently a pre-med or other pre-professional student? You are eligible to apply to our Pre-Med / Pre-Pro Healthcare Student Mission.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30: Breakfast
- 8:00-10:00: Group worship, personal devotionals, etc.
- 10:00-12:00: Preceptorship Teaching (Sample topics – God’s Heart for the Poor, Christian Bioethics, ministry leadership skills development)
- 12:00-1:00: Lunch
- 1:00-5:00: Shadow in Clinics, personal mentoring, medical simulations, or patient rotation visits
- 5:00-6:00: Dinner
- 7:00-9:00: Small Group Bible Studies (lead by healthcare professionals)
Also scheduled is time for church and group recreational trips such as trips to San Diego, Los Angeles, beaches, professional baseball game, Hollywood Bowl concert, hiking in local mountains.
Faculty (partial list)
Ana DePuy, RN
Matt Fong, MD
Harvey Elder, MD
Rick Langer, PhD
David Levy, MD
Paul Lorentsen, MD
Bob Mason, MDiv
Henry Peng, MD
Lily Phillips, MD
Doug Richards, MD
Stanford Shu, MD
David Tellez, MD
Pediatric Critical Care
Helena Torres, PharmD
Andrew Wai, MD
Leisure Yu, MD