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To the Editor:—
I read with interest "Special Communication Study of a Preceptor Program" by Bowers and Page in The Journal, Aug. 27, page 1923. In going over the paper in detail, I note that, except in an awkward way, there is little mention of the individual who is taking a preceptorship. The term preceptorship student and the word "student" is used, but nowhere is a specific name given to the individual who is receiving the highly personal training of a preceptorship.Would it not be proper to add a word to our vocabulary, such as "preceptee," thus indicating by a single word the individual who is serving a preceptorship?
Morrison WH. PRECEPTEE. JAMA. 1960;174(17):2161. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030170051021