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About Us

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.

CME

The AAFP has reviewed TeachingPhysician.org, 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. 

Awards

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 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. 

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

Continuously Enhance Your Clinical Teaching Skills

When you are preparing for the arrival of new learners into your clinic, be sure to include your staff in the preparation process. In a meeting with staff and clinicians, share any information you have about the learner’s role, his or her previous clinical experience, and relevant information regarding the teaching you expect to provide. Be sure to emphasize how the learner can add value to the clinic.

Provide each staff member with ways they can directly contribute to both orientation and learning. For example, front desk staff can explain how scheduling at your clinic works, while nurses can teach students how to administer injections and complete blood draws. You can also assign a staff person to offer a tour of the facilities, introduce other staff and explain their roles, and run through a description of the patient population. Don’t forget to also assign a staff member to provide access to the EMR and other necessary technology. 

More About Preparing Staff

Visit the Preparation and Orienting a Learner sections for more tips on getting ready to welcome learners into your clinic. The Student Passport is part of the Clerkship Onboarding Resources on STFM.org.

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