Clinical Faculty

At Mercer University School of Medicine, our mission is to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and healthcare needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. We are committed to our mission and creating access to high-quality healthcare for Georgians delivered with skill, compassion and the highest level of integrity. The example set by our clinical faculty partners paves the way for our future Georgia doctors to fulfill our mission.


MUSM uses Canvas as our learning management system to oversee medical students in training as well as provide additional resources to our clinical faculty. Access Canvas here

Clinical faculty may access Canvas to find:

  • Curriculum information
  • Clinical policies
  • How to provide feedback
  • Clerkship manuals
  • Student evaluations
  • Specialty-specific clerkship information

If you have any questions about access to Canvas, contact the Mercer IT Helpdesk.

Resources and Benefits

Georgia Tax Incentive Program

The Georgia Preceptor Tax Incentive Program (PTIP) allows community based preceptors who are not compensated for teaching to earn tax credits. All licensed Georgia physicians (MD and DO) providing uncompensated community-based training for clinical rotations are eligible.

Register for the Georgia PTIP or contact if you have any questions.

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Promotion Procedures

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development assists with managing promotion and tenure within the School of Medicine, which is essential for career development. Promotion and tenure procedures for clinical affiliate faculty are detailed in section 4.3.7 of the MUSM faculty handbook.

For a letter of intent template, an annotated MUSM CV template, chair letter template, request for external letters template, and candidate letter to the dean template please send an email request to: