Community-based physicians serve as faculty as well as role models, guiding students through the MU Rural Track Clerkship Program and serving as mentors for professional as well as personal development. Students often attend community events with their preceptors and engage in the social life of the community.

For questions regarding clerkship curriculum, student expectations or evaluations, please contact the clerkship coordinator for the respective clerkship you teach.

Teaching Physician-Faculty Development Resources

The MU Rural Track Pipeline Program (MURTPP) has purchased a subscription for all of our community-based faculty to Teaching Physician, an innovative web resource available at The website offers over 180 pages of content, including quick tips, answers to frequently asked questions, curated links to in-depth information, video demonstrations, and audio interviews. About 10% of the content is specifically for family medicine physicians, but the rest is applicable to any specialty. Access has been granted as an optional, supplemental resources to complement the current MU curriculum and evaluations practices.

You may earn up to 40 CME credits through AAFP during the 3/15/2020 to 3/15/2021 application term, or you may print the certificate to submit to your organization if you are not an AAFP member. After reviewing each content area, complete the evaluation, and click the link to report to the AAFP or print. We believe the Teaching Physician web resources will be extremely beneficial to you as a community-based faculty member, and we hope this helps you in acquiring CME credits since many in-person conferences have been canceled due to the pandemic.

The content is organized into twelve sections:

  • Preparation
  • Residents as Teachers
  • Orienting a learner
  • Precepting Principles
  • What to Teach
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Professionalism
  • EHR and Health Informatics
  • Feedback
  • Evaluation
  • Learners in Difficulty
  • After the Rotation

The log in credentials have been emailed to our community-based faculty and will be sent monthly with the Focus of the Month publication, but you may also contact the MU site administrator, Sheila Marushak or for assistance. 


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