STFM is governed by a board of directors, which consists of the president, president-elect, secretary-treasurer, executive director, STFM past president, the two representatives of the Society to the Council of Academic Societies, three members-at-large, and six committee chairs.
The Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee represents the interests of family medicine by monitoring and advocating academic family medicine positions to appropriate government agencies.
The Communications Committee oversees the publications of the Society including Family Medicine, the Messenger, electronic communications, including the website and the STFM Resource Library, and policies related to STFM awards and publications.
The Medical Student Education Committee oversees many of STFM's educational programs, plans the Conference on Medical Student Education, organizes the STFM Academic Track for the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, recruits authors for the STFM Education Column, and addresses the faculty development needs of members.
The Graduate Medical Education Committee provides insight and resources to address the issues and needs of family medicine residency educators and their programs.
The Nominations Committee is responsible for selecting the candidates who run for STFM office. The committee considers many factors when selecting candidates, including diversity of perspective on the Board, level of leadership activity within STFM, current strategic priorities of the Board, and the talents of the individuals being considered. Individuals are welcomed to self-nominate. A call for nominees is published in the STFM Messenger.
The Program Committee plans the Annual Spring Conference, which serves as a showcase for the latest developments in family medicine education and research.
The Research Committee reviews research papers submitted for the Annual Spring Conference and promotes the continued development of researchers, research activities, and research support for family medicine.