Effective Preceptor Series

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The APGO Effective Preceptor Series, written and published by the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC), provide preceptors with practical tools for teaching and evaluating students. The Series include 12 easy-to-read PDFs, 10 companion videos and 40 follow-up questions to be used as a teaching tool.

An educational grant from the APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund was given to Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to create a series of asynchronous online companion learning modules to the APGO Effective Preceptor Series. These videos are designed to provide faculty development to enhance teaching effectiveness and engage university and community-based educators as well as provide an ideal solution to enhancing residents-as-teachers programming.

Because you’ll want to share the module with your residents (it makes an excellent residents-as-teachers curriculum) or your friend in internal medicine (the topics are applicable to precepting in any medical discipline), we created a handy 8.5” x 11” informational poster. Print and post it in your department’s common area, or email it to a colleague under the subject line “Awesome New Resource from APGO.” We want to make faculty development accessible to everyone, and hope you’ll help us spread the word.

If you would like to earn 1.5 CMEs by taking a post-test that covers the information in the videos, please click here to purchase access in the APGO Shop for $20. This discounted price is for APGO members only.

NEW:  APGO member departments can purchase access to this resource for all of their residents and/or volunteer faculty at a heavily discounted rate.  Contact the APGO office for pricing.

Click Here for the PDF Pamphlets


Click Here for the Videos’ Follow-Up Questions

1. Intro to Preceptorship

2. Teaching Strategies for the Ambulatory Setting

3. Teaching Strategies in the OR

4. How to Deliver the Curriculum

5. Providing Educational Feedback

6. The Hidden Curriculum

7. Teacher Skills for the Preceptor—Learner-Centered Model

8. The Preceptor and Cultural Competence

9. Using the Electronic Medical Record to Precept Students

10. Pearls for the Clinical Encounter