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Volunteer: Preceptor 

Bayanihan Clinic would not be capable of providing health services to the underserved communities of the Greater Sacramento area without the dedication of our amazing preceptors. Physicians and residents are a vital component of our clinic, and we are always seeking for more preceptors! We accept volunteers as early as first year residents!

If you would like to learn more about us, ask questions, or if you're interested in joining the team at Bayanihan Clinic as a clinical volunteer, send a copy of your CV to our preceptor coordinator at

Physician Eligibility

A. If you're employed as a physician by UCDSOM, you can begin volunteering immediately! Please email the current preceptor coordinator at to set up a date to volunteer.

B.  If you are non-UCDHS affiliated physician, then you must complete the UCDSOM Volunteer Clinical Faculty (VCF) application and approval process.

a. Note: the VCF certification process can take a few months, so please reach out to us as early as possible. 

b. In terms of medical malpractice, as long as you have UCDSOM VCP appointment, you are covered to volunteer at any UCD student-run clinic for five years until you are required to renew.

Resident Eligibility

If you are a current resident/intern who would like to volunteer, but have not received your medical license and/or board certification, you still can!

A. Please contact your Program Director to see if you may volunteer through your residency program.

a. Email us at to set up your first clinic date to volunteer!

B. If you are a UCDHS affiliated resident physician, you can begin volunteering immediately as soon as you are available; please contact the current Preceptor Coordinator at to set up a date to volunteer.

*Note: You can volunteer with us as long as we are able to find a VCF appointed preceptor to assist you, as we need at least one preceptor during Saturday clinics to teach the medical students since we are a teaching clinic. 

Scheduling and Logistics:

To be considered an “active” preceptor for the Bayanihan Clinic, you must volunteer once per quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), or four times per year. However, we understand that physicians are quite busy, and will gladly accept any amount of time that you can afford to volunteer with us. Our clinic opens at 8:00 a.m.; however, we allow the preceptors come in later at 9:00a.m.

Testimonials From a Few of Our Preceptors: 


Dr. Guerrero

Why We're Amazing >

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I've joined Bayanihan Clinic in early 2002 and has since been the medical director. Working and teaching undergrad and medical students has been a gratifying experience for me. Helping the underserved patients is my way of giving back. If any physician has a knack for community service I would recommend volunteering. I've always enjoyed the collegiality among students & preceptors. 

Dr. Acuna

Where I Find Joy in Medicine >


I started working at Bayanihan clinic about 1 to 2 years ago, and it is where I find the joy of practicing medicine. The students who volunteer there are great, and are eager to serve and learn! I am very grateful to be a part of this clinic!

Dr. Ananthakrishnan

Why I Look Forwards to Clinic >

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I have been volunteering at Bayanihan clinic for about 2 years now and I can honestly say that I really look forward to the clinics with the team. It brings me so much joy to see such hard-working undergrads, med students, NP and PA students, residents and interns, who could be anywhere on a Saturday morning, but choose to be at the student clinic to be of service to the community and the patients they serve. It is truly gratifying to be part of such an incredible team. The clinic runs so smoothly right from the time the patient checks in, have their vitals taken, to being seen by the students, presented to the preceptor and visit completed. The students are also super helpful with calling pharmacy, arranging tests, educating patients about diet, coordinating care if needed, etc. Truly one of the best student run clinics! I am proud to be a part of this team.

Dr. Patella

Why I Appreciate Clinic >

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Dr. Africa

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I started volunteering at the Bayanihan Clinic during my second year in residency. It is extremely inspiring to see how the all the volunteers give so much of their time and energy into such a noble cause.  I wish I can go more often! I encourage those who can to help out as well. There is nothing better to remind us of why we chose this career in the first place.

Dr. Menorca
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I started working at Bayanihan clinic about 1 to 2 years ago, and it is where I find the joy of practicing medicine. The students who volunteer there are great, and are eager to serve and learn! I am very grateful to be a part of this clinic!

Dr. Aurora

Why Bayanihan is My Favorite >


My favorite thing about precepting at Bayanihan is appreciating how organized it is. From undergraduates to health professional students, everyone is committed to their role and they work with a smile. Effective organization and leadership help us serve our community to the best of our ability. Our patients can expect excellent, compassionate care here.

Dr. Genilo

Why We're Great >

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I am very impressed with Bayanihan Clinic, as it is an efficient and well organized student-run free community clinic. As a preceptor, they make spending a morning there less like work and more of a fun, educationally enriching experience for myself, the students, and the patients. As a first generation Filipina-American and family physician, it is a privilege to partake in Bayanihan Clinic.

Dr. Hartmann

Why You'll Love Bayanihan >


I love working with undergraduate and medical students. You serve the community so well and it is a great educational opportunity. The patients are wonderful

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