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STFM Resident Teacher Award

The Resident Teacher Award recognizes teaching contributions by residents. Each family medicine residency program can give this award annually to the resident who has best demonstrated interest in and commitment to family medicine education.

Award Criteria:

  • The award should be given to a third-year resident, not necessarily the chief resident or someone who is planning to do a fellowship or begin an academic career. 
  • The award should recognize a resident who has demonstrated skills and interests in teaching, as defined in the criteria below. 
  • No more than one award may be given per residency program, but it need not be given each year. 
  • Faculty shall select their program's recipient.   
  • Preference should be given to an STFM member when possible.

Suggested evaluation criteria for selection of the recipient, where applicable:   

  • Demonstrated interest in teaching/precepting medical students.
  • Demonstrated interest and excellence in teaching physician assistants, nursing students, pharmacy students, etc. 
  • Participation in a patient education or residency education committee. 
  • Peer teaching. 
  • Consistent quality grand rounds and/or conferences presented. 
  • Valued as teacher by patients and peers. 
  • Evidence of community teaching.
  • Presentations given at regional or national family medicine meetings.

While we realize that not all residency programs provide the full range of teaching opportunities that we have enumerated, we believe the resident recipient should fulfill as many of the criteria as possible to be considered an exemplary future teacher.

Select Your Award Winner:   

Complete this online form to request a certificate for the resident you have chosen to receive this honor. STFM will email you a certificate you can print out and frame. You will be responsible for presenting the certificate to your award winner.


Contact Pat Lodge, 800-274-7928, ext. 5402.

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