Help Learners Develop Their Professional Identity

Professional identities grow over time. Your learners, whether they are in medical school or residency, are forming their professional identities through both non-clinical and clinical experiences, early patient encounters, and contact with role models and mentors. Preceptors and faculty have a big impact on learners' positive professional identity formation by role-modeling professional behaviors. 

Consider having reflective conversations with your learners around the ethics and professional care delivery for more complicated cases such as a a patient without insurance. As you precept, foster positive professional identity formation by demonstrating tactics you have developed for yourself regarding wellness, resilience, and thoughtful self-reflection.

Read more about helping learners develop their professional identity.

Webinar #2 on 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 the second of three webinars for institutions who wish to go through the ABFM PI sponsoring process from start to finish. Register for the webinar here.

More on the Professional Identity of Your Learners

The following pages are part of the Teacher and Professionalism domain, and the full learning path can be found here