SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello all. I am a lowly and inexperienced M1 at a school in the United States. My school has a 2 and 1/2 month mandatory preceptorship program and I was just assigned to a Nurse Practitioner as my preceptor. Now, I believe that NPs are a valuable part of the healthcare team and I do not have feelings of superiority in regards to them. However, NPs and MDs clearly has different educational experiences and occupational responsibilities, and as a student training to become an MD, I sort of feel like I should be learning under an MD. I'm concerned that under an NP, I won't be getting the whole picture of what a doctor does and that it will somewhat hinder my opportunities for networking/future potential summer experiences/whatever. However, I acknowledge that at this point in my education, I know nothing, and that it's possible I misunderstood the point of a preceptorship. I'm sure, strictly clinically, my experience under an NP will be fine. So give it to me straight, internet: Am I justified in my complaint, or do I need to get over it and enjoy my upcoming preceptorship?