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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

Prepare Your Patients to Have Students Involved in the Visit

As a preceptor, it's important to prepare your patients to have a student involved in their visit. You'll want to work with your office staff to set up a process to identify which patients are open to having a student participate in their visit. Many patients will agree to be seen by a student, but some may have reservations or questions about how the visit will proceed with a student present. Clear communication will ensure that your patients give consent, understand the role of the student, and know that they can give feedback on their experience. 

Consider placing signs in the waiting room and exam rooms that explain that you teach students at your clinic. This will give your patients advance notice about the presence of students in the clinic. If a patient agrees to be seen by a student, be sure to thank him or her for taking part in educating a future physician.  You can read more about preparing the patient here.

Teaching in the Presence of Patients

Visit the Teaching Strategies section for more models and methods for teaching learners to develop clinical reasoning skills.

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