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January—"Integrating an Interdisciplinary Hepatitis C Virus Curriculum Into a Family Medicine Residency" by Crystal Zhou, PharmD, Andrea Jochim, MD, PhD, Christopher Behrens, MD, Alvin Goo, PharmD, and Ying Zhang, MD, MPH

March—"Peer Teaching in a Third-Year Family Medicine Clerkship" by Marquita Samuels, BA and Sarah Stumbar, MD, MPH

April—"Residency Curriculum Enhancement: A Fundamental Education Tool to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing " by Becky Linn, PharmD, BCPS and Benjamin Smith, MD

May—"Educating Residents About Intimate Partner Violence Using Didactics and Practice" by Sireesha Reddy, MD; Iris Price, MA; Lola Aguiniga, LCSW

June—"Curriculum Evolution: Innovations From a New Medical School" by Lauren Fine, MD

July—"Continuing Reproductive Education for Advanced Training Efficacy: A Novel Collaborative Program to Support Abortion Practice and Family Planning Advocacy Beyond Residency" by Grace Shih, MD, MAS; Ying Zhang, MD, MPH; and Sarah McNeil, MD

August—"Residents as Partners in the Creation, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Regional CME Course: An Innovative Way to Foster Residents’ Academic Development" by Sukhjeet Kamboj, MD, Abdul Waheed, MD, Michael Malone, MD, Tara Kennedy, MD, and Ayesha Abid

September—"Faculty Development: The Resident in Difficulty" by Courtney Humphrey, MD

October—"Statewide Collaboration to Promote Research by Family Medicine Residents and Students" by Montgomery Douglas, MD, Stephanie Rosener, MD, Henry Yoon, MD, Howard Selinger, MD, Hugh Blumenfeld, MD, PHD, and Mark Schumann

November—"Public Health at the Bedside: Integrating Public Health Training in a Family Medicine Clerkship" by Sean P. Haley, MD MPH; Cristin S. Adams, DO


January—"Piloting the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency" by David R. Brown, MD, Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH, and Jamie B. Warren, MD, MPH

February—"Developing Tools to Assess Interprofessional Practice Behaviors in Outpatient Family Medicine Settings" by Stephanie White, DO, and David Dickter, PhD

March—"Clerkship Didactics: Re-examining Our Pedagogical Approach Within Longitudinal Integrated Curricula" by Joshua Bernstein, MD and Sarah Wood, MD

August—Using Standardized Patients to Engage Students in Family Medicine Clerkship Didactics by Sarah E. Stumbar, MD, MPH; Marquita Samuels, BA; Samantha Syms, MA

September—Goal-Oriented Assessment of Learning (GOAL): An Individualized Learning Plan for Residents by Thomas W. Hahn, MD, Jensena Carlson, MD, and Patrick Huffer, MD

October—Introducing Residents to Socioeconomic Barriers of Health by Patrick Masseo, MA; Jose Tiburcio, MD; Doug Reich, MD; Arafat Omidiran, MHA

November—The Vape-Free School Project: An Educaton Initiative to Address e-Cigarette Use Among High School Youth by Bryan Leyva; Rashaud Senior: Alison Riese, MD, MPH; Jordan White, MD, MPH; Paul George, MD, MHPE; Patricia J. Flanagan, MD

December—Model of Precepting: Qualitative Analysis of Resident Preferences by Julie Radico, PsyD, MS; Stephanie Gill, MD, MPH; Linda Kanzleiter, DEd, MPsSc, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center




January—"The Roles of High-Fidelity Simulation in a Family Medicine Residency" by David Klee, MD

February—"Playing the Part: Effective Resident Orientation for Group Medical Visits Using a Mock Visitby Carmen Strickland, MD, MPH

March—"On-the-Fly” Evaluations: Promoting Resident Feedbackby Rebecca Burke, MD and Victor Sierpina, MD

April—"Adapting the Pre-Participation Physical Exam for Athletes With Disabilitiesby Seth VanZant, MSII; Laurie Woodard, MD; Michelle Hummel; Eric Coris, MD

May—"Online Family Medicine Clerkship Newsletters: Building Community and Providing Faculty Developmentby Sarah E. Stumbar, MD, MPH; Irmanie Eliacin, MD

June—"Reflective Practice Curricula: Implementation and Facilitationby Adam K. Saperstein, MD; Karlen S. Bader, BS

July—"The Importance of Reach Out and Read in Family Medicine Trainingby Gayle Thomas, MD, Keyona Oni, MD, Cheryl Holder, MD, and Suzanne Minor, MD

August—"Using a Donor-Centered Development Model to Engage Community Preceptorsby Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA; Mario Jacomino, MD, MPH; Mark J. Di Corcia, PhD, OTR; Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD

September"Promoting Wellness in a Family Medicine Residency Programby Barbara Kiersz, DO; Stacy Obeigde, PsyD, MS; Mark Nadeau, MD, MBA, FAAFP

October"Qualitative Research in Family Medicine Educationby Sarah Stumbar, MD, MPH, and David Brown, MD

November"The Use of Blogs in Medical Educationby Tamara Oser, MD and Sean Oser, MD, MPH


January—"Stimulating Research Capacity in Family Medicine Residencies by Engaging Programs in Both Research and Quality Improvementby Allison M Cole, MD, MPH, et al.

February—"Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Learner Satisfaction and Faculty Promotion" by Karly Pippitt, MD, & David Norris, MD

March—"The TeleOSCE: Providing Simulated Telemedicine Training for Medical Students" by Ryan Palmer, EdD

April"The Student-Run Clinic: A Setting for Team-Based Interprofessional Educationby Wendy C. Hsiao et al.

"Getting the Most Out of Mobile Devices in Primary Care: Remember Its More Than a Pager" by Todd Fredricks, DO & Larry Hurtubise, MA

June—"A Revitalized Community Medicine Course for Third-Year Medical Studentsby Leslie Patterson, PhD, and Rebecca Bernstein, MD

July"Creation of Primary Care Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference Designed as a Resident and Junior Faculty Development Tool" by Michael Malone, MD, George Pujalte, MD, Jeffrey Baker, MD, Neha Kaushik MD, and Abdul Waheed, MD

August"The Peer Instruction Method: An Alternative Approach for Facilitating Interprofessional Education" by John Bucheit, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Ruchi Patel, MD, and Robert Pallay, MD

September—"Student-Developed Training Day Workshops as a Way of Promoting Women’s Health Education Early in Medical School by Ashley Rae Martinez, MD; Julia Shinnick, BA; and Joelle Rosser, MD

October"The Resident Assistance Committeeby Lawrence R. Fischetti, PhD; Michelle Diebold, MD; James Meza, MD, PhD

November—"ARCH: A Guidance Model for Providing Effective Feedback to Learnersby S. Dennis Baker, PhD; Gregory Turner, EdD; Suzanne C. Bush, MD

December—"Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM): Cultivating a Rural Health Care Workforce" by Valerie L. Hearns, MD; Susan M. Anderson, MD; Laura Harmelink, RN 


January—"Teaching About Patients With Complexity" by Justin Osborn, MD, and Allison Cole, MD

February—"What's the SCOOP on HIT?" by Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, and Mary Stephens, MD, MPH

April—"Increasing Medical Student Exposure to Career Diversity in Family Medicine Increases Interest in Family Medicine" by Tamara Oser, MD

May—"Addressing Student Concerns Regarding a Remote Family Medicine Clerkship Site" by Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD

June—"Communicating Effectively With the Millennial Generation Medical Student" by Suzanne Minor, MD

July—"Improving Diagnosis of Migraine in Primary Care" by Karly Pippitt, MD

August—"A Practical Approach to Teaching Systems-Based Practice" by Lisa Weiss, MD, MEd; Susan Labuda-Schrop, PhD; LuAnne Stockton, BS, BA

September—"Using a Learning Portfolio to Teach Emotional Intelligence Using the Competencies and Milestones" by Sonya Dominguez, MD and Terri Wall, PhD

October—"Prioritizing Group Time for Residency Faculty Helps Achieve Program Goals" by Gina Glass, MD

November—"A Leadership Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents" by Neha Sachdev, MD, Deborah L. Edberg, MD, Santina Wheat, MD, MPH, Mary R. Talen, PhD

December—"Family Medicine Residents’ SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral for Treatment):The Patient’s Perception" by Brenda Moore, DO; Alicia Kowalchuk, DO; Vicki Waters, MS, PA-C; Larry Laufman, EdD; Ygnacio Lopez III, MS; Elizabeth H. Shilling, PhD; Jane Corboy, MD; Fareed Khan, MD; James Bray, PhD,


January—"Active Learning and Student-Driven Curriculum" by Cathleen Morrow, MD

February—"Teaching Preceptors to Give Feedbackby Mari Egan, MHPE, MD

March—"The One Minute Learnerby Miriam Hoffman, MD, and Molly Cohen-Osher, MD

April—"Tips for Talking to Teens About Confidentialityby Vicki Hayes, MD

May—"Positive Approaches to Affirming Professionalism in Medical Educationby Lynda G. Montgomery, MD, MEd

June—"What’s New and Exciting in Interprofessional Education?by Gwen Wagstrom Halaas, MD, MBA

August—"Coffee Talks: How Physicians Balance Evidence-Based Medicine With Clinical Experienceby Todd Felix, MD


January—"Men’s Health: Development of a Niche Curriculum in Family Medicine" by Joel J. Heidelbaugh, MD

February—"Geriatric Home Assessmentby Steven K. Swedlund, MD, and Richard W. Pretorius, MD, MPH

March—"One Minute Preceptor Turns 20by Mozella Williams, MD

May—"Teaching Skin Procedures in Family Medicineby Peggy R. Cyr, MD, MS

June—"DiffInE—A Clinical Tool to Promote Diagnostic Reasoningby Vince WinklerPrins, MD, Robin DeMuth, MD, Julie Phillips, MD, MPH; Dianne Wagner, MD

July—"Getting to Know Your New Medical Studentsby Sara Young, MD, MS

October—"Residents Are Educators Too: Overview of an Osteopathic Curriculum in a Dually Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program" by Julie Dahl-Smith, DO, DABMA

October—"Teaching in the Patient's Presence (TIPP) in the Clinic Exam Room: A Best Practice for Family Medicine" by David Power, MD, MPH

November—"Working With Medical School Colleagues" by Kathleen D. Brooks, MD, MBA, MPA

December—"Top 10 'Words of Wisdom' for Junior Faculty" by Kathryn Conniff, MD, and Richard Colgan, MD


January—"Community Service and the Role of the FMIG" by Ashley DeVilbiss Bieck, MPA by Amanda Kost, MD, Daniel Ruegg, MD, Sharon Dobie, MD

February—"Benefits of Co-training Family Medicine Residents and Mental Health Professionalsby Michele S. Smith, PhD

March—"Geriatric Education for Resident Physicians in a Continuing Care Retirement Communityby Mozella Williams, MD

April—"Opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-cancer Pain: Avoiding the All or Nothing Approachby Robert Mallin, MD,

May—"Sitting in the Career Advisor Chair: Five Discussion Topics for the Student Advising Sessionby Melissa Bradner, MD, MSHA

June—"Integrative Medicine Training for Family Physiciansby James S. Lin, MD, and Folashade Omole, MD

July—"Every Medical Student Should Go to Jailby Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM,

August—"Direct Observation: What It Is and How to Effectively Perform Itby Stephen Wilson, MD, MPH, and Gretchen Shelesky, MD, MS

September—"A Recipe for Addressing Health Literacyby Amanda Kost, MD; Daniel Ruegg, MD; Sharon Dobie, MD

October—"Improving the Difficult Patient Visitby Rachel Franklin, MD

November—"Partnering With a New Nursing Home to Provide Geriatric Experience to Family Medicine Resident Physicians: Lessons Learned—Positive and Negativeby Ariel Cole, MD, and John Fleming, MD


January—"Scholarly Activity in Residency—What Does It Mean for You?by Sally P. Weaver, PhD, MD

February—"Vaccines 2010by Donald B. Middleton, MD

March—"Family History Gets An Update" by Greg Feero, MD, PhD

April—"Successful Models of Global Health Education" by Shannon Bolon, MD, MPH; Christoper Morley, PhD; Scott Loeliger, MD, Christy O'Dea, MD

May—"Yes We Can...and Did!" by Deborah Taylor, PhD

June—"The Student-run Free Clinic: If Your University Doesn't Have One, It Should" by Wanda Gonsalves, MD

August—"Scholarly Pairings for Academic and Research Collaboration: Getting the Most Out of the Academic Environment"  by Christopher Morley, PhD

September—"A New Web-based Adolescent Health Curriculumby Nicole Chaisson, MD, Francesco Leanza, MD,Alison Warford, MD

October—"New Duty Hours: Bridging the Patient Encounter Gapby Hunter Woodall, MD

November—"Interprofessional Education and Service: Teaching and Learning With Meaning" by Steve Crossman, MD

December—"Incorporating Women's Health Preventive Care Into Each Visit: The Five Things" by E. Blake Fagan, MD

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