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2023’s Most-Visited Pages Show the Heart of Preceptings

For the second year in a row, the most-visited section of Teaching Physician was Preparation, and the list of ten most-visited pages (below) shows that preceptors want the best for their learners and patients. From making sure that their patients receive the best care possible during teaching encounters to transmitting their own teaching skills to residents, family medicine preceptors and community faculty put others first.

10 Most-Visited Pages

  1. Managing Clinical Workflow
  2. Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine
  3. Precepting Scenarios
  4. Identify Barriers to Well-Being With Your Learners
  5. Identify Conflict
  6. Bi-Directional Feedback
  7. Developing Residents’ Teaching Skills
  8. Feedback Levels
  9. The Effects of Precepting on a Practice
  10. Where to Precept

The 12 sections of Teaching Physician have been organized into an easy-to-follow structure, with each section containing smaller learning journeys. To whit, under the Professionalism section, you’ll find two sub-categories: Well-Being and Professional Relationships. Precepting Principles has four categories, which include the Fundamentals of Precepting and Patient Visits.

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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. Visit the following pages to learn more.

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Learning Paths

Not sure where to start? Here's where to go 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.

Use This Resource to Provide Your Preceptors With ABFM Performance Improvement Credits

Did you know you can use Teaching Physician to help you participate in the ABFM Precepting Performance Improvement program? First, use the Self-Assessment Tool to identify areas of faculty need, then build faculty development to meet those needs.

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Read a Sample Page from the Site, or Watch a Sample Video

With over 180 pages on the site, it was hard to choose just one. Click the link below to read our "Motivating Residents to Teach" page.