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Preceptor Resources

Benefits of being a preceptor

There are many benefits to being a preceptor for our program. Rosalind Franklin University offers free CME to all preceptors through the preceptor enhancement program. All Preceptors accumulate CME II credits and Physician Assistants accumulate CME I credits (max of 20 per calendar year). All preceptors are able to apply for faculty appointments


On January 29, 2020 the Rosalind Franklin University Physician Assistant Program awarded Jerry M. Hardacre II, MD, FACS with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is in sincere appreciation for his 25 years of excellence in education and mentorship of physician assistant students. He was selected as the first recipient of this award due to his continued advocacy and support of the physician assistant profession. Dr. Hardacre II has graciously been a clinical preceptor for the Rosalind Franklin University Physician Assistant Program since 1995 and has been a general surgery preceptor for 125 RFU physician assistant students. He has also works closely with four Rosalind Franklin University physician assistants that were employed by Ascension All Saints Medical Group: Leigh Pitts, MS, PA-C (Class of 2003), Jessica Kasten, MS, PA- C (Class of 2006), Jacqueline Hunt, MS, PA-C (Class of 2012), and Lindsey (Provenzano) Burgess, MS, PA-C (Class of 2013). He also worked with another Rosalind Franklin physician assistant alumnus, Emily Becker, MS, PA-C prior to her relocating to Omaha, NE.

Jerry M. Hardacre II, MD, FACS is a general surgeon with the Ascension Medical Group in Racine, Wisconsin. Dr. Hardacre II is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed his residency at Indiana University Medical Center Hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He provides a broad spectrum of surgical, acute and chronic care to pediatric and adult age patients. Dr. Hardacre II has been with Ascension Medical Group - All Saints since 1990. Throughout his career he has served in many positions and held several hospital appointments. He has served in the roles of the Board of Managing Directors (2002- 2010) the Chairman for the Department of Surgery from 2004 – 2017, and beginning in 2017, he now serves as the Medical Director of Specialty Services-Surgery at Ascension All Saints.

On behalf of the PA Program at Rosalind Franklin University we would like to thank Dr. Hardacre II for his continued dedication, as well as a special thank you to Kathie Radwill, RN, Leigh Pitts, MS, PA-C, Jessica Kasten, MS, PA-C, Jacqueline Hunt, MS, PA-C, Lindsey (Provenzano) Burgess, MS, PA-C and the entire team for providing quality clinical and educational experiences. We could not provide such excellent education without the expertise, time and compassion of your team.

Preceptor Role

The preceptor is an integral part of the teaching program. Preceptors will serve as role models for the student and, through guidance and teaching, will help students perfect skills in history taking, physical examination, effective communication, physical diagnosis, succinct recording and reporting, problem assessment, and plan development including a logical approach to further studies and therapy.

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