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STFM Innovative Program Award

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 award recognizes a broad interpretation of innovative family medicine programs to include innovative residency programs, clerkships, services, curricula, or other activities that have had a significant, positive impact on family medicine education.

Nomination Criteria

The Communications Committee will rate programs based on the

  • innovativeness of the program or activity, 
  • sustained impact on home institution, and 
  • regional/national impact on family medicine education.

Nominations Requirements

  • A nominator who is an STFM member, although nominee may be a member or a nonmember; self-nomination is acceptable.
  • A statement from the nominator citing the program/activity's impact on improving resident, student, or faculty education, and the regional or national significance of the program/activity and the nominee's involvement in the program or activity development,
  • Up to an additional three letters of support from individuals familiar with the program or activity, whether participants, graduates, or supervisors
  • Appropriate program materials for selection committee review​

The STFM Communications Committee will screen the nominations, and the STFM Board of Directors will make the final selections. Recipients for this award will be honored during STFM's Annual Spring Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 27-May 1, 2019. The award winner will receive a commemorative award and complimentary registration to the STFM Annual Spring Conference. 

Complete the nomination form, compile supporting materials, and send them electronically to Traci Nolte,, by October 15, 2018.

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