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See our three tiers, based on the number of users who will have access to the resources.


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The medical school for whom you're precepting for may have added resources here.

About Us 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.


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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 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

Precepting in the Time of COVID-19  

Under normal circumstances, this email directs you to specific resources on But given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency, we wanted to share some important information with you about remote precepting and telemedicine.


You may be able to involve your students in telemedicine visits by getting histories, presenting to the attending while the patient watches, and having the student write notes. Some practices are having their students assist their patients with the steep technological learning curve of telemedicine by problem-solving the technology and educating them on the process of telemedicine. If you find innovative ways to engage your students, be sure to share your ideas with colleagues. We're all in this together.

Many precepting principles that we share on still apply for telemedicine  encounters. Consider reading over the Orienting a Learner and Teaching Strategies sections for ideas on ways to effectively work with your learners.


Earlier this week, CMS released the provisions of a new interim rule related to remote precepting and telehealth. CMS has modified Medicare supervision requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will now allow for: 1) remote precepting, and 2) resident provision of telehealth for payment. This is retroactive to March 1. Read more about these CMS changes.

Repository of Online Teaching & Telemedicine Resources

In this time of rapid clinical and academic changes around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is here to support all of preceptors and teachers of family medicine. To that end, STFM has compiled an easy-to-navigate hub of resources that organized into the following categories:

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