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.

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. AAFP certification begins 03/15/2020. 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.

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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

Personalized Teaching Skills Assessment Tool on Teaching offers a personalized Community Faculty Self Assessment tool which helps you identify and prioritize areas for teaching improvement. In addition to providing you with a personal learning plan, the dynamic report provides links to Teaching Physician content that address your own areas of interest for personal development. 

The tool allows you to plan your professional development in 5 teaching domains: 

  • Teacher and Content
  • Teacher and Professionalism
  • Teacher and Learner
  • Teacher and Assessment
  • Teacher and Environment

You can download a copy of your self-assessment results for future reference and retake the assessment at any time to document your professional development.

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ABFM PI Credit and Teaching Physician

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Precepting Performance Improvement Program allows academic institutions to recognize and reward preceptors with Performance Improvement credit who participate in a teaching improvement activity.  The Community Faculty Self-Assessment tool can be used in conjunction with Teaching Physician content as one way to sponsor this ABFM PI credit for community faculty.

STFM is holding three webinars in 2021 for institutions who wish to go through the ABFM PI sponsoring process from start to finish. Register here for the March 8 webinar.

More Ways to Find Information on Teaching Physician     

Not sure where to start? In addition to the detailed report that the self-assessment tool give you, the following tools on may help you find what you're looking for.

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