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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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Visit our Help page to read tips for both preceptors and institutional administrators. You'll find information about how to log in, find content you need, and a video covering the features administrators need to get the most out of their subscription. For subscription questions, technical support, or questions about the site's content, email Brian Hischier at teachingphysician@stfm.org.  

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Focus of the Month

Write Learner Evaluations More Quickly

Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with useful written comments about learners’ performances for evaluations. You want to make sure your comments contain specific examples and meaningful context that will help your learners advance.

It may be easier and quicker to write evaluations if you focus on these four major areas of performance: understanding, skill, knowledge, and attitude.

For example, a written comment about a learner's skill might be: “Susan needs to include more pertinent information (eg, physical findings, plans) in the medical record.” 

A comment about a learner's understanding could be: "John was able to communicate well with both patient and family and respond to them at their level of understanding."

Visit the Sample Written Comments page to find more examples.

More About Evaluations

Visit the Evaluation section for more guidelines on planning and completing evaluations that are accurate and meaningful to your learners.

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