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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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Prepare Your Patients to Have Students Involved in Their Visit

You can set the stage for a successful patient visit and precepting opportunity by ensuring that you and your staff have prepared your patients for medical students to be involved in the visit. While many patients will agree have a medical student participate in their care, some may have reservations or questions about the role of the student during the visit. 

It may be helpful to place signage in the waiting room to let your patients know that their doctor teaches medical students. While rooming patients, staff can follow a script to ask each patient for permission for a student to be involved in the visit. This is an opportunity to clarify what a medical student will do to assist the physician during a visit.

Clear communication is key so that your patients can give explicit consent to be part of a teaching encounter. With thoughtful preparation your patients will understand the role of the student, and know that their feedback is valuable.

More About Teaching Strategies 

Visit the Teaching Strategies section for more tips on how to structure teaching encounters with your students.

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