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: Evaluate Your Learners Effectively Using These Methods

One of the most critical components of effective precepting is evaluating your learners. As you know, there is more to evaluation than quick Likert scales or pats on the back and a “job well done.” To enhance your evaluation skills, visit the Evaluating Learners section of If you prefer watching to reading, you can watch our webinar on Direct Observation hosted by Randall Clinch, DO, and Scott Harper, MD, which includes more tips on how to take advantage of’s plethora of resources.

The section Evaluating Learners includes:

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.