Tools and Solutions for Common Challenges

Teaching Physician is a comprehensive web-based resource that connects medical schools and residency programs to community preceptors. It delivers videos, tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth information on precepting topics. Learn more

Focus of the Month: The ARCH Model: New Content on

Regular, constructive feedback is an important part of the clerkship process. ARCH is a feedback/guidance model that incorporates self-assessment, exploration of what is being done well, and what needs correcting or improvement. These important steps are then followed by a plan for improvement developed by the teacher and learner in collaboration. Get details on how to use the ARCH Model to provide feedback that will help residents and medical students master clinical skills and continually improve their performance.

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This enduring material activity, Teaching Physician, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 37.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins January 16, 2014. Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.