Some of the many benefits of teaching as a physician include:
- Learning alongside residents and staying up to date with current medical practices
- Cultivating relationships that can lead to locums and new practice partners
- Feeling the personal satisfaction of helping someone else develop into a competent and confident family doctor and ensuring that the medical profession is in good future hands
- It’s a fun and healthy challenge
There are a number of roles physicians can play in supporting resident learning, including:
- acting as a preceptor to directly supervise and assess resident’s clinical training
- volunteering to assist with periodic training events such as practice SOOs, SAMPs, and OSCEs
- performing site-level faculty roles in particular areas of interest (ie. curriculum, assessment/evaluation, scholarship, behavioural medicine, faculty development)
- taking on program level leadership positions, such as Lead Faculty, Site Director, or Program Director
If you’d like more information about teaching for Family Practice, start by contacting the program at firstname.lastname@example.org
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