Teaching, Physician Responsibility

The development of a strong and diverse family medicine workforce sufficient to  meet the interdisciplinary needs of a primary care medical home is dependent upon trained, supported and available preceptors. The American Academy of Family Physicians needs physicians to actively engage in physician education, including the teach of resident physicians, medical students and other health providers. The AAFP supports efforts to recruit, develop, train and retain faculty and preceptors in medical school departments, residencies and the community building a diverse workforce that addresses health disparities. Supporting efforts that enhance faculty mentoring, training and teaching resources will improve family medicine education and attract and develop the next generation of family physicians, clinicians, leaders and educators. (1987) (2015 COD)