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Clinical Placements & Preceptor Connection Support
Clinical Placement: FAQ
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How do you find your preceptor(s)?

When students choose their preceptors, it often allows for more continuity in students’ and their families’ lives by eliminating the need to uproot.  Students who identify with and who understand the nuances of their community’s needs hold the insight and passion to effectively meet those needs.  We believe that culturally competent relationships are one of the keys to bridging health disparities. 

Students are required to find and contract with their own preceptors. NCM provides the following support to help students find clinical placements and preceptors:

  • NCM's Bulletin Board, review it for preceptors and clinical sites seeking students or submit your own posting of students seeking preceptors

  • Check out our Preceptor Opt-In List.

  • Find your state and local midwives association and see if they have a list of midwives in your area.

  • Research what midwives are in your area and contact them.

  • Contact NCM's office for more support.


Within the US there are higher volume birth centers that specialize in providing clinical opportunities for students for a fee (note this is not covered by your NCM tuition and would be an additional fee to you, the student).  All rules still apply for contracting with clinical preceptors. (Fee Statement for Learning Site Form)

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