Preceptorships are one-time learning opportunities for students in which they gain hands-on experience in a health care setting under the guidance of a physician experienced in their field. Preceptorships are available to all AED members. They are not point opportunities, but they are great resume builders and give you a head start on discovering which field of medicine you may be interested in pursuing.
If you are interested in participating, please contact with your name, classification (freshmen, sophomore,...) and the names of the top 3 physicians you are interested in shadowing.

Preceptorship Opportunities:

Dr. Kellie Schmeeckle, Oncologist
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
Availability varies, must contact to arrange an appropriate time.

Dr. Burke Brooks, Oncologist
Ochsner Medical Center - O’Neal Lane & Summa Ave
Available on Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00pm

Dr. Trang Huynh, OB/GYN
Ochsner Medical Center - O’Neal Lane & Summa Ave
Available on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 8:00-11:30am, Thursdays from 8:00-11:30am, and Fridays from 8:00-11:00am.

Dr. Michael Hailey, Breast Surgeon
Women’s Hospital
*Only female students allowed*
Available on Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00am-4:00pm

Dr. Neelima Reddy, Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology Associates on Jefferson Hwy, and Our Lady of the Lake
Available on M/T/W/Th/F at variable times

Dr. Kelly Finan, General and Colon Rectal Surgeon
Our Lady of the Lake, Physician Tower
Available on Wednesday from 8:00-12:30 pm at Lake Surgery Center, or Thursday 8:00-12:30 at the Clinic.