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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

Bringing New Learners Into Your Clinic

The first days of a clinical rotation are arguably the most important for you and your learners. After you introduce a new medical student or resident to your staff, consider taking some additional steps to help your learners meet their learning goals while ensuring that you maintain clinical productivity. Have brief one-on-one meetings with them to assess their experience levels and help them acclimate to your work environment.

Begin by reviewing a typical day's schedule with them. Make sure to go over what types of patient encounters they can expect at your clinic. Find out what experience they have with procedures and complex cases. By setting the stage early, you can adjust your schedule to maximize clinical efficiency. You can read more here.

More about Orienting a Learner

Visit the Orienting a Learner section for more guidelines on how to structure workflow and responsibilities to maximize clinical efficiency and the learning experience.

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