Teaching in Your Office - Selected Faculty Development Programs and Resources
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
APGO, a non-profit, membership-based organization for women’s health educators, has a variety of freely accessible resources for preceptors including a web site on:
Teaching Tips: http://www.apgo.org/getinfo/teaching-tips.cfm
Preceptor Brochure: http://www.apgo.org/binary/PreceptorBrochure1.pdf
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Internal Medicine
A faculty development web site designed to help community-based faculty be more effective teachers. This teaching site is composed of free mini-teaching modules, designed to give quick facts about teaching issues.
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Family Medicine
A web site developed to support teachers of family and community medicine with a free online Preceptor Handbook. Some of the modules are institution specific; others are more generic including “Preceptor Skills” and “Clinical Resources.”
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
A Starter Kit for Community Preceptors is a free resource offered by AAP to the community pediatrician. The Starter Kit provides practical tips, information, resources, and activities for pediatricians, residency program directors, and clerkship directors to use at every stage of community-based training for students and residents.
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
STFM has a number of resources for the family physician office preceptor including:
Preceptor Education Project teaching manuals (PEP2) designed to prepare busy family physicians to effectively and efficiently teach medical students in community settings. The most pertinent product for office-based teachers in the PEP2 materials is “A Guide for Teaching in Your Practice” workbook that provides instruction and advice on how to teach students and residents in your practice. It must be purchased.
The Teaching Physician is a subscription to quarterly newsletter that delivers teaching tips to community preceptors.
“Office-Based Teacher” is a collection of previously published articles from the Family Medicine’s series, "For the Office-Based Teacher of Family Medicine." This free feature provides office-based teachers with practical teaching tips.
Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP)
COMSEP is an organization which champions the cause of pediatric medical student education. This site hosts two free faculty development resources. The program most relevant to office preceptors is “The ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of a Successful Student Experience in the Office.”
This site also lists a variety of teaching resources to be used by the students while participating in the office experience. These resources are free and include interactive cases, online or PDA textbooks, and links to other educational resources found useful and effective by teaching physicians.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
The MAHEC web site contains a free, seven session faculty development program to help preceptors meet the challenges of teaching and evaluating students in the community setting.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNCSM)
UNCSM has developed The Expert Preceptor Faculty Development Program (EPIC) interactive web site for faculty development. The program focuses on critical teaching skills and seven contemporary topic areas. Registration is required but the materials are free.
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
From the Office of Faculty Development is a 9 part audio presentation on the “One-Minute Preceptor.” To play the audio files, you will need the RealAudio player; instructions on downloading a free version are provided.
NMDNJ Center for Teaching Excellence
The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Center for Teaching Excellence was conceived and developed as a service for the health professions community. It provides a variety of teaching support resources.
University of California, San Francisco: Teaching Strategies
Excerpted and adapted are teaching challenges posted by preceptors and proffered strategies to meet these challenges identified by other preceptors and students.