Key Initiatives

Preceptor Expansion Initiative

AAFP and ACOFP Chapter Preceptor Recruitment and Retention Resources

Precepting Presentations and Exhibits at AAFP and ACOFP Chapter Meetings

Family medicine clerkships are struggling to obtain and retain quality clinical training sites. To help chapters address the shortages within their states, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is offering:

  • Precepting presentations at chapter conferences, beginning in August 2022. STFM will provide a speaker and cover all/any expenses for speaker travel and honoraria. See attached session abstract.
  • Exhibits at chapter conferences, beginning in August 2022. STFM will purchase an exhibit (in person or virtual) for chapter meetings that are hosting the precepting presentations.

This opportunity is for AAFP and ACOFP chapters that did not have these presentations/exhibits in 2021 or early 2022.



To request a presentation and exhibit at your AAFP or ACOFP chapter meeting:


AAFP state chapters, as well as medical schools and residency programs, can offer Performance Improvement credit (MOC IV) to family physicians who teach medical students or residents and who participate in a teaching improvement activity.

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One-Page Tips for Preceptors

Share these one-page tips in your chapter publications or emailed communications to members.

Tax Incentives for Precepting: How Do They Work and Are They Making a Difference?

July 8, 2021 | Panelists: Annie Rutter, MD, MS, FAAFP; Ryan Biehle, MPH, MPA, CAE; Becky Wimmer; Fay Fulton, MHS; Kelley Withy, MD, PhD; Kathy Pabst, MBA, CAE

Most states are facing a looming physician shortage. Medical schools and AAFP chapters have implemented numerous creative approaches to support the clinical training of medical students. One of those approaches is incentivizing teaching through income tax credits for uncompensated precepting.

During this panel presentation sponsored by STFM, find out how AAFP chapters have been involved in passing legislation in their states and whether tax incentives have made an impact on the shortage of clinical training sites.

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