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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.
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 03/15/2020. 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.
A "learner in difficulty" is one showing behaviors significant enough to require intervention, whether due to a knowledge deficit, professionalism issues, or signs of an underlying behavioral problem. Once you've recognized that a learner at your practice seems to be in significant difficulty, it's important to communicate your concerns to both the learner and the appropriate core faculty.
You may be understandably reluctant to report such concerns, but early structured interventions lead to high rates of successful remediation for learners.
Pause to gather key observations that you can share with the learner and the clerkship or program director. Be as specific and detailed as possible. Clear background details and any contributing factors will help the institution to assist the learner with an appropriate intervention.
Remember that as a preceptor, you do not have to take on the burden of remediation. Ask the institution for guidance on their expectations and next steps.
More About Learners in Difficulty
Visit the Learners in Difficulty section for more information about diagnosing the underlying causes for poor performance and identifying ways to address academic or behavioral problems.
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