The institution for which you precept has provided you with a username and password. Use those to access the site. 


We have three pricing options, based on the number of preceptors 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.

  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.


This Enduring Material activity,, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 40.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 03/15/2017. 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.


At the Conference on Practice Improvement, November 30–December 3, preceptors will find sessions on emerging payment models, strategies for improving the effectiveness of their team, and better ways to help patients manage their health. Year after year, clinicians, practice managers, and administrators who attend come away inspired, encouraged, and more engaged in their practices. Visit the website for more information.

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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.

Preceptor Studying for CME Credits

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Earn Up to 40 CME Credits

You already know there are just-in-time precepting resources on TeachingPhysician, but don’t forget that you can also earn CME credit by using the website. Once you have finished reading, watching, or listening to materials on the website, including the tips, tools, and supplementary materials, complete a brief evaluation of the content and report CME credit to the AAFP.When a student joins the clinic, assess his or her level of skills and experience. Let your staff know what roles this student will take on and how that will affect their job responsibilities.

Twelve sections of content are eligible for CME. They are organized by topic, such as Orienting a Learner, Precepting Principles, and What to Teach. Additionally, you can listen to audio interviews, watch demonstration videos, and download additional resources to earn Prescribed credits.  

Our Most-Visited Pages in 2017

Some of our most popular pages on in 2017 were Feedback Traps, Characteristics of an Ideal Preceptor, and Adult Learning Principles. Our top three most-visited pages in 2017 were:

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