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TeachingPhysician.org is a comprehensive web-based resource that connects medical schools and residency programs to community preceptors. It provides point-of-need instruction for preceptors in the form of videos, tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth information on precepting topics. See the full Topic Index here. Our help page for preceptors and administrators is here.

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This Enduring Material activity, TeachingPhysician.org, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 40.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 03/15/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Focus of the Month

Providing Preventive Patient Care with Your Students

Providing regular preventive care during routine office visits plays a critical role in promoting the health of your patients. Family medicine rotations are an essential opportunity for students to learn how to manage and prioritize the most appropriate, affordable, and important preventive services for individual patients. Your student can perform risk assessment screenings during patient encounters. Then, you and your student can then discuss your patients' personalized health promotion plans, and your student can follow through any additional health counseling needed. 

TeachingPhysician's precepting scenarios provide sample conversations between a preceptor and a student on important clinical topics like preventive care. Precepting conversations like these provide an opportunity to maximize clinical efficiency while enhancing the learning experience for your students. The sample preventive medicine scenarios cover topics such as cardiac risk assessment, weight loss, well-child checkups, tobacco use cessation counseling, and more.

Sample Precepting Conversations About Preventive Care

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