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Read about the benefits of precepting and find a medical school in your community.
The medical school for whom you're precepting for may have added resources here.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
When you welcome students into your clinic, you expect to be able to orient them and proceed with their education relatively quickly. However, a student may show up with problems that other faculty have not identified yet. As a preceptor, you have the opportunity to identify a problem and help the student overcome it, and ultimately create a smoother path forward for both the student and yourself.
You can learn to recognize signal behaviors and underlying contributors by using the HEART Acronym, which stands for Health, Emotional well-being, Alcohol, Relationships, and Trustworthiness.
In the acronym, "Health" reminds you to pay attention to the student’s underlying physical health, whether that be an eating disorder, fatigue, or an overall disinterest in his or her own health. Remember, early identification and intervention is critical for positive outcomes. Consult your institution’s guidelines on what steps to take if you identify a learner in difficulty.
Read more about recognizing learners in difficulty here.
Visit the Learners in Difficulty section for more guidance on collaborating with a learner to prioritize, monitor, and meet goals.
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