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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.
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.
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.
Feedback in a clerkship is often largely experienced by learners as something that happens to them, rather than in collaboration with them. Consider creating an environment of collaborative feedback, where you solicit input from the learner and include bi-directional feedback, as a way to enhance learner buy-in while improving your own teaching.
Bi-directional feedback creates a two-way street of feedback, in which feedback is given from the preceptor to the learner, and is also solicited from the learner to the preceptor. This collaborative environment will increase the sense of felt safety from the learner, improving their receptivity to hear and incorporate feedback on their own work. It also gives the learner the opportunity to learn how to give effective and professional feedback, which is invaluable for their future careers.
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