Resources for Faculty (Preceptors)

E-Tips for Practice Education

8 modules: Setting The Stage; The Role Learning Plays; Enhancing Your Teaching Skills; Fostering Clinical Reasoning; Giving Feedback; The Evaluation Process: Supporting The Struggling Student; Conflict Resolution


Strategies for the Problem Resident (University of British Columbia)

Be it affective, cognitive, structural, or interpersonal


PracticalPro - Effective Clinical Teaching (The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan)

6 Modules: Preparing to Teach; Teaching Nuts & Bolts; Observations & Feedback; Assessment; Learners in Difficulty; Working with IMGs.


EPIC- The Expert Preceptor Interactive Curriculum (Office of Educational Development, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.)

10 Modules: Setting the Stage; Effective Teaching in the Community Practice; Evaluating Performance and Giving Feedback; Teamwork in Health Care; Information Technology; Evidence Based Care; Clinical-Patient Relationships; Changin Environment: Managing Care; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention; Working with the Community


Teaching Skills for Community Based Preceptors (Office for Faculty Development and Educational Support, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia)

6 Chapters: What is an effective clinical teacher?; How do we learn? Preparing to Teach.; Teaching with patients. Observation, feedback & assessment; What to do with problem learners.


Models for Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting (UCLA Center for Educational Development & Research)

Tool for training community preceptors to use a variety of strategies in supervising medical students in the ambulatory setting using a learner-centered approach.


Simple Precepting Tools (OCER: Office of Community-Based Education and Research, Dartmouth Medical School)

How to Orient Learners to the Practice Setting Guide; One Minute Preceptor; Constructive Feedback; Introducing Learners to Patients Tips; Two-Minute Teaching; Technique for Observing the Learner; Five-Step Method for Teaching Clinical Skills; Priming Learner for Patient Encounter


Approach to Teaching Clinical Skills: Physical Exam (

44 slide presentation: systematic teaching skills; vocabulary; teaching complex skills; iterative teaching approach; methods and techniques of teaching


Office of Community-Based Education and Research: Dartmouth Medical School

Office-based Teacher Columns; Screening Physical Exam; Auscultation Assistant; Models for Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting


General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Project (AAIM: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine)

30 modules on various topics


Clinical Education Tips & Tutorials (UMDNJ Center For Teaching Excellence)

Collection of clinical teaching resource links (24 links)


The Effective Preceptor: Checklists for 1) Orientation; 2) Teaching; 3) Feedback.


Preceptor Development Program (Southern New Hampshire AHEC)

11 modules on feedback; integrating the learner in the busy practice; effective preceptor; setting expectations; evaluation; teaching styles, learning styles; difficult learning situation, prevention; difficult learning situation, managemetn, 1 minute preceptor, resources & links


Preceptor Development Program (UVA)

7 modules from University of Virginia's Family Medicine Clerkship Preceptor Development program (PDP) on taking students into your office; teaching and learning syles; interacting with your medical student; providing feedback; the One-Minute Preceptor; teaching the "Clinical Competencies;" and evaluating your student.


The Clinician-Educator’s Handbook (Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital )

20 chapter book addresses a wide variety of issues of clinical education. Designed so that most chapters can be read free-standing and can be used as a reference when looking for specific information.  The authors have divided general teaching techniques (such as establishing goals and objectives, setting curriculum, and asking questions) into their own chapters, distinct from setting-specific chapters.


Guidebook for Clerkship Directors (ACE: Alliance for Clinical Education)

16 Chapters on roles, methods, forms and advice organized around the seven Core Competencies.


Preceptor/Mentor Toolbox (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Recruitment, preparation, resources for preceptors


NEW! Practice Preceptors (The Ohio State University)

On-line faculty development & continuing education program for physicians who provide education to medical students in longitudinal practice sites.







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