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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.

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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. Term of approval begins 03/15/2018. 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.

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Visit our Help page to read tips for both preceptors and institutional administrators. You'll find information about how to log in, find content you need, and a video covering the features administrators need to get the most out of their subscription. For subscription questions, technical support, or questions about the site's content, email Brian Hischier at teachingphysician@stfm.org.  

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Focus of the Month

Applying Adult Learning Principles to Your Precepting

When students first enter your practice, you need to assign tasks or patient cases that challenge them just beyond their comfort zone. You’ll want to assess your students' knowledge base by talking to them about what they can already do and what they want to be able to do. Adult learners want to be involved in the planning and evaluation of their own instruction.

Students fall somewhere along a scale of clinical competence as they start to apply knowledge from their coursework to clinical situations. Early learners focus on remembering and applying basic facts, while more advanced learners will able to evaluate a specific clinical situation or create a care plan.

By taking a few moments to discuss learning goals with your students at the very beginning of their rotations, you will be able to quickly develop a learning plan and incorporate the students into your practice schedule.

More About Principles of Teaching

Visit the Precepting Principles section for more tips on how to apply adult learning principles and adapt your teaching style based on the experience and knowledge of your learners.

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