Position duration: March 2017 – March 2019, with potential for renewal of a second term
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for interprofessional, interdisciplinary leaders to serve on a committee to address the shortage of high-quality primary care community preceptors. Committee members, who will also serve as project team leaders, will work together to finalize and implement an Action Plan to:
- Decrease the percentage of primary care clerkship directors who report difficulty finding clinical preceptor sites
- Increase the percentage of students completing clerkships at high-functioning sites
Each project team leader will be assigned one of the tactics in the Action Plan and lead the development of strategies, budgets, timeframes, and measures for that tactic. The team leader will then lead a small project team in the implementation of those strategies. STFM will provide administrative support.
Project team leaders will participate in two 1½ day, in-person planning/work sessions per year, and regular conference calls. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. The first meeting will be in spring 2017.
Those interested in applying should have expertise one of the tactic areas, relationships with others with expertise, and also the time and energy to lead a team in successful implementation of the plan.
To be considered for the committee, please send your name, email address, job title, program/institution/company affiliation, and a one-page document stating which of the five tactic areas you're interested in leading, as well as an overview of skills and experience that make you a good candidate for the committee to Mary Theobald
, by January 20, 2017.