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About Us 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.


This Enduring Material activity,, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 40.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 03/15/2019. 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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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 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.

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Focus of the Month

Engage Your Students with Goal-Directed Precepting

Help students take charge of their learning and workflow by identifying their own goals for the clinical rotation. Both you and the students should already be familiar with the broader institutional objectives and the basic content to be covered in the rotation. However, having a conversation with your students about their personal learning goals will facilitate active learning and encourage self-reflection.

Identifying the students' goals helps you understand their individual needs and education level. It also empowers students to understand the purpose of each clinical session and maximize learning opportunities. Additionally, these collaborative learning conversations set the groundwork for positive teacher/student relationships.

More About Learner Goals

Visit the Teacher and Learner learning path for more guidance on collaborating with a learner to prioritize, monitor, and meet goals. 

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