National Training: Teaching the Teachers
The Teach the Teachers (TTT) national conferences are designed to enhance dissemination of preceptor development to a national audience. The CFDC offers these programs independently or in collaboration with other national organizations and societies. These programs are offered to medical school clerkship directors, residency directors, and other health care professionals responsible for community-based education in order to prepare them for successful planning within their own institutions. Using an educational framework that has been "field tested" since 1978, conference participants engage in the application of theory to specific educational issues and problems that are relevant to teachers in their own institutions. The aim of the Teach the Teachers conference is to encourage and enable participants to conduct high quality faculty development at their respective institutions. In 2009, the CFDC partnered with Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) to offer the conference: "Teaching Clinical Expertise: A Faculty Development Workshop".