Community Faculty Development Program

The Office of Faculty Development has coordinated with the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME), the Department of Medical Education, and the Department of Family Medicine in recruiting community physicians to serve as preceptors for Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM)’s medical students.

In consideration of our community-based faculty members’ schedules and varying levels of involvement, we have adopted a multi-pronged approach in preparing these volunteer faculty for their roles as preceptors. This approach includes the following:

  • A six-module faculty development program; the program is loaded onto a flash drive and given to community-based faculty members in preparation for their new role.
  • Community faculty are also encouraged to participate, free of charge, in the full Community Faculty Development (FDC) program. The curriculum of this program is available online.
  • We also provide all faculty members, including volunteer faculty, with access to Teaching Physician, a comprehensive, web-based resource that delivers videos, tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth information on precepting topics. Faculty may earn up to 14.5 CME credit hours through Teaching Physician.