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Read about the benefits of precepting and find a medical school in your community.

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The medical school for whom you're precepting for may have added resources here.

About Us

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.

CME

The AAFP has reviewed TeachingPhysician.org, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 03/15/2022 to 03/15/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please visit this page to see credit amounts per section. 

Awards

Recognize your preceptors and precepting sites by providing them with a national award. Medical schools and residency programs can nominate teachers and teaching practices that meet the criteria. Learn more.

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The ABFM Precepting Performance Improvement Program

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Precepting Performance Improvement Program allows academic units (Sponsors) to offer Performance Improvement credit (MOC IV) to family physicians who teach medical students or residents and who participate in a teaching improvement activity.

In support of this, the interactive online self-assessment tool allows preceptors to self-identify their teaching competency areas and highlight areas of interest for future improvement. The results from the self-assessment tool contain links to faculty development content on TeachingPhysician.org. Preceptors can do this for their own benefit, or in an effort to fulfill the requirements of the Performance Improvement credit. The results of the self-assessment are private, and you need only share them with your institution if you choose to. 

Not sure where to start? What you need to know if...

If you're a resident who is expected to teach medical students, follow this path to learn best practices and techniques for precepting.
If you're a new preceptor, follow this path to get a crash course in precepting.
If you're an established preceptor, follow this path to learn advanced tips and techniques.
If a new learner is about to join your practice, follow this path to make their transition into your practice go smoothly.
If wish to read all available pages in the competency domain Teacher and Professionalism, follow this path.
If wish to read all available pages in the competency domain Teacher and Learner, follow this path.
If wish to read all available pages in the competency domain Teacher and Assessment, follow this path.
If wish to read all available pages in the competency domain Teacher and Content, follow this path.
If wish to read all available pages in the competency domain Teacher and Environment, follow this path.


Focus of the Month

Set Shared Learning Objectives with Every Learner

After bringing a new learner into your clinic, you can schedule a brief meeting with your learner to review the institutional learning objectives, learn about the learner’s specific rotation goals, and share your own workflow preferences and priorities. This will set up everyone for success by ensuring that the learner achieves their desired outcomes and receives a fair evaluation. It has the added benefit of encouraging collaboration and self-reflection from the learner from the start of the rotation.

Use this conversation as an opportunity to re-familiarize yourself with the learning goals and objectives of the institution, and watch for areas to incorporate the goals of the learner. You may be able to review the free Student Onboarding Passport, which can be completed by the learner to prepare for this conversation. Ask the learner to self-assess their current clinical experience and discuss their personal goals for the rotation. Don’t forget to set up a time to revisit these goals with the learner at regular intervals before the rotation ends. 

More Pages About Clerkships

You can learn more clerkship goals on the following pages from the Orienting a Learner and the What to Teach  sections.

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