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

Prepare Your Practice Team Before Students Arrive

As a preceptor, you’re often faced with a mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar, particularly when new learners arrive. The addition of another body to the team can add unexpected surprises. Encourage your team to welcome new learners with an open environment and thorough communication. But don’t forget to include yourself in the preparations. As a preceptor, there are plenty of things you can do. The “Preparing Your Practice Team” section of offers:

  • Quick tips for preparing your practice team, including first steps and orientation
  • A 45-minute “Pearls of Precepting” video
  • Thirty-one characteristics of ideal preceptors
  • Quick tips on getting ready before the learner arrives
  • And tips on how best to welcome a learner to your team

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.