Help for Preceptors

If you want to read an in-depth guide to the website, click here to download our Preceptor Usage Guide.

How do I log in?

If the institution for which you precept has added you to their user list, you can access the website using the username and password they have set up. If you received one of our monthly emails (from teachingphysician@stfm.org), your username and password is included in the email. If you still aren’t sure if you have access, please contact rbiggs@stfm.org to find out.

How can I access my school’s documents?

Many institutions put helpful information into the My School section of TeachingPhysician.org. If your school has taken advantage of this feature, use the My School link to view those resources (you must be logged in to access this page). If you precept for more than one institution, you'll be able to view documents only for the first institution to put you into the system.

How can I find the information I need on TeachingPhysician.org?

The website has been designed to make content discovery simple. There are different ways to find what you need.

  • Read through the site from the first section Preparation to the last section After the Rotation.
  • Use the Learning Paths feature to select a custom path based on your needs. Learning Paths can be found on the home page and at the bottom of the Content menu pull down..
  • Use the Topic Index to scan the titles of every page on the website.
  • Use the Search page to find every page matching your search term.

Help for Institutional Admins

What is the difference between my admin login credentials and the shared login credentials?

Admin credentials are what you use to:

  • Add documents to the My School section
  • Delete preceptors from your account

Shared credentials are what you:

  • Give preceptors access to teachingphysician.org, including your institution's important documents. 

How can I share important documents with my preceptors?

By logging in as an administrator, you have access to a documents hub that lets you upload important documents in the My School area of the site for preceptor access. Once there, follow the instructions on screen to start using this valuable resource. You can upload documents such as your clerkship learning objectives, policies, and evaluation forms. Be sure to let your preceptors know when you have uploaded new documents.

Remember: your documents are accessible by anyone with your institution's shared login credentials. 

Can I change my admin or shared login credentials?

Absolutely. Just contact rbiggs@stfm.org and request changes.

Where can I find a how-to for interacting with the website?

You can watch the 20-minute recording of our hands-on, live training for administrators.

Still need help?

Contact bhishier@stfm.org for general questions about TeachingPhysician.org.

Contact rbiggs@stfm.org with technical questions about logging in, renewing or subscribing, or adding and deleting preceptors.