STFM Precepting Awards

The STFM Precepting Awards recognize teaching contributions by individuals and teaching practices. Medical schools and residency programs can nominate teachers and teaching practices that meet the criteria. The awards are intended for those who precept students, particularly community preceptors/practices.

Master Preceptor Award

The Master Preceptor Award can be given to those who:

  • Welcome students and allow them to participate meaningfully as members of the health care team in roles appropriate to their levels of training
  • Have precepted students at least 8 weeks per year for each of the past two years
  • Provides patient-centered care

How it works:

  1. Select a recipient or recipients and attest that he/she/they meets the criteria. You will need to provide the preceptor's name, practice name, and mailing address.
  2. You will receive a downloadable letter from the STFM president and an award certificate that you can print out. You'll also receive a downloadable jpg Master Preceptor Award image. We recommend that you frame the award and present it and the letter in person. The image can be sent via email.
  3. The preceptor's name will be added to the award recipient list.

Practice Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence

The Practice Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence can be given to practices that:

  • Demonstrate a culture of support for the education of primary care providers
  • Have leadership who communicate that participation in education benefits the practice and patient care
  • Welcome students and allow them to participate meaningfully as members of the health care team in roles appropriate to their level of training
  • Have precepted a reasonable number of students (based on size) for at least the past two years
  • Have implemented patient-centered practices and processes
  • Provides patient-centered care 
  • Allow students to write patient encounter notes in the EHR

How it works:

  • Select a recipient or recipients and attest that he/she/they meets the criteria. You will need to provide the practice's name and mailing address.
  • You will receive a downloadable letter from the STFM president and an award certificate that you can print out. You'll also receive a downloadable jpg Practice Recognition Award image. We recommend that you frame the award and present it and the letter in person. The image can be sent via email.
  • The practice's name will be added to the award recipient list.