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Practice Improvement

The FPM Award for Practice Improvement, cosponsored by the AAFP's FPM journalis offered annually to a primary care practice or practice organization that has made significant improvement in one or more of the following in the past 3 years: clinical outcomes, clinical process improvement, patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction, physician satisfaction, practice efficiency and productivity.


  • The Curtis G. Hames Award honors individuals whose careers over the years exemplify dedication to research in family medicine.
  • The STFM Best Research Paper Award recognizes the best research paper published by an STFM member in a peer-reviewed journal during the selected year.

Teaching and Leadership

  • The Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award honors STFM members or nonmembers for outstanding service to family medicine education, including enhancing resources available for its support, defending or supporting its objectives, serving as an outstanding role model, or providing other notable service to the discipline.
  • The STFM Humanism Award honors an STFM member who best embodies the attributes of humanism in medicine through his or her work as a family medicine faculty member. 
  • The STFM Excellence in Education Award recognizes STFM members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, research, or leadership in education at regional or national levels.
  • The F. Marian Bishop Award honors individuals who have significantly enhanced the academic credibility of family medicine through a sustained, long-term commitment to family medicine in the academic setting.
  • The STFM Innovative Program Award honors excellence in the development of an original educational program or activity for family medicine residents, students, or faculty.
  • The STFM Resident Teacher Award is available to family medicine residencies to give to third-year residents who have: demonstrated skills in teaching/precepting medical students, demonstrated excellence in teaching physician assistants, nursing students, pharmacy students, etc., participated in patient education or residency education committee, contributed to peer teaching, presented high-quality grand rounds and/or conferences, and/or taught in a community setting.
  • The STFM Advocate Award honors STFM members for outstanding work in political advocacy at the local, state, or national level. The recipients efforts are not restricted to legislative work but cannot be solely individual patient advocacy.






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