Preceptorships

The American Academy of Family Physicians calls all members to priortize role modeling and teaching throughout their careers and practice, including providing clinical preceptorships and shadowing experiences for both medical students and premedical students. The AAFP highly values family medicine preceptors, and it strongly supports clinical experiences for students at all stages of training. This training should emphasize high-quality, continuous, compassionate, and coordinated care demonstrating the breadth of family medicine. Evidence shows that early, consistent, longitudinal mentorship and preceptorship increases student choice of family medicine as a career. Furthermore, the AAP will continue to serve as an advocate for students, preceptors, departments, and institutions in the creation and maintenance of such preceptorships. (1980) (2018 July BOD)