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.
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 03/15/2019. 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.
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.
Medical students and residents take their job very seriously. They are eager to learn and want to help in any way they can. But they may overlook a key area: their own well being. As a preceptor, you have a unique opportunity to watch for signs of burnout and fatigue and offer guidance. Begin by offering a supportive work environment that engages the learners in developing the skills needed for wellness.
Teach your learners how to check in with themselves after patient visits and throughout the day to monitor their cognitive abilities and emotional states. Learners receive a large amount of medical information on a daily basis, and you can help them learn how to process this information in a healthy way. Explain the value of taking time to reflect on their state of mind after a difficult patient encounter. When possible, share your own strategies for maintaining your wellness.
Read more about discussing learner wellness here.
Visit the Professionalism section for more information on learner well-being and self-reflection.
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