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Call for Applications for a Precepting Performance Improvement Pilot Program

Deadline to Apply Is February 28, 2018

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) are now accepting applications from academic units to be sponsoring institutions in a Precepting Performance Improvement Pilot Program.

What Is the Precepting Performance Improvement Program?  

This program offers Performance Improvement credit for certification (previously MOC Part IV) to ABFM diplomates who provide personal instruction, training, and supervision to a medical student or resident and who participate in a teaching improvement activity. ABFM is piloting the program before opening it up to all academic units/preceptors.

Who can apply?

Academic Units:

  • Medical Schools/Departments of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine Residency Programs
  • Others
  • Selection Criteria

    ABFM and STFM are looking for a diverse group of academic units. Diversity characteristics include geography, type of academic unit, structure, and length and type of clerkship (for medical schools/Departments of Family Medicine).


    Selected institutions will be expected to:

    • Meet deadlines listed in the timeline
    • Participate in required webinars/teleconferences
    • Submit outline of PI projects
    • Ensure that participating preceptors complete a brief survey at the end of the pilot
    • Implement the program, meeting requirements 
    • Submit final report


    • 2/1/18 Call for Applications opens
    • 2/15/18, noon CT, Q&A Webinar for potential applicants (optional)
    • 2/28/18 Deadline for applications
    • 3/21/18 Pilot sites announced/Pilot begins
    • 3/27/18, noon CT, Webinar for sponsoring institutions (required): Introduction and instructions
    • 4/2/18 Pilot begins
    • 6/6/18 Sponsoring institutions submit outlines of PI projects/interventions
    • 7/11/18 Videoconference for pilot sponsoring institutions (required): Report on progress from institutions/share lessons learned
    • 10/10/18 Videoconference for pilot sponsoring institutions (required): Report on progress from institutions/share lessons learned
    • 11/8/18 Sponsoring institutions submit any additional PI projects/interventions 
    • 1/20/19 Final report due

    Learn more and apply to be a pilot Sponsor at


    Watch a Webinar Q & A Session About the Program

    Panelists Kevin Graves, MBA, PMP, American Board of Family Medicine, and Annie Rutter, MD, MS, Chair of the Preceptor Expansion Oversight Committee, led this webinar with a brief overview of the program before opening up the floor for questions about the program and the application process.

     Click here to download the presentation slides. 


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