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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

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.

AOA CME credit: Physicians serving as GME faculty, GME core faculty or preceptors in any AOA-approved osteopathic or ACGME-accredited medical education program may be granted Category 1-B credit. Physicians serving as preceptors for any COCA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine may also be granted Category 1-B credit. A maximum of 20% of the required CME credits per three-year AOA CME cycle may be earned for this activity.

2019 Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement

Attend the 2019 Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement and come home with practical skills, information, and resources to transform your practice to achieve the quadruple aim. Learn to create interprofessional, high-functioning teams that improve efficiency and provide better patient care, and network with others who are committed to continuous practice improvement and innovation.

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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. 

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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.


Preceptor offering feedback

Focus of the Month

Role Model Feedback for Your Learners

Learning how to receive feedback is a critical component of your learner’s education. By role modeling feedback, you can help help strengthen interprofessional team dynamics in the clinical setting. This can even have far-reaching implications for patient safety.

You can demonstrate an openness to feedback by explicitly inviting a learner to give you feedback. Follow this up by acting upon that feedback in a visible and meaningful way. Giving and receiving feedback is a skill that learners will gradually acquire over time as they become leaders in the profession. Through your example, you can model effective, collaborative feedback and show your learner how it can be a positive force in their own clinic.

Read more about bi-directional feedback here

More About Feedback

Visit the Feedback section for more information about teaching feedback to learners. 

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