The institution for which you precept has provided you with a username & password.


See our three tiers, based on the number of users who will have access to the resources.


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.

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.


The AAFP has reviewed, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 03/15/2021 to 03/15/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please visit this page to see credit amounts per section. 


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.

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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.

Focus of the Month

Documenting Learner Performance

Timely and systematic evaluation is an important part of learning. Developing a system for regular documentation during the clinical rotation will save you time and produce a more accurate and valuable evaluation for the learner. It’s important to be aware of the guidelines and deadlines for evaluating learners at your sponsoring institution or program.

There are several ways to save time when documenting a learner’s performance. First, take the time to record notes about their performance on a daily or weekly basis as a means of maintaining an accurate overall view of a learner’s progress. Second, find out if the sponsoring institution has any evaluation forms for daily observations and final evaluations. Lastly, take the time to write down qualitative comments that specifically describe a learner’s performance. Learners have reported that these comments are more useful than Likert scale ratings.

More About Evaluation

Visit the Evaluation section for more tips on completing accurate and meaningful learner evaluations..

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