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Emerging Leaders Fellowship

The yearlong Emerging Leaders Fellowship offers training, tools, and support for new faculty and those who are transitioning to leadership roles. Participation in all fellowship activities including in-person workshops is required for graduation.


STFM’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship provides essential leadership training to family medicine educators. You'll:

  • Learn critical leadership skills.
  • Take on a leadership role right from the beginning of the program.
  • Lead a team in completion of a project and then present your results.
  • Get connected to family medicine leaders who will share tips on motivating others and handling difficult people and situations.
  • Attend the STFM Annual Spring Conference 2 years in a row. Nothing tops this conference for networking, exposure, and presentation experience.

Schedule/Key Components

  • Program acceptance notifications sent out
  • Attendance at the STFM Annual Spring Conference
  • Preconference workshop on leadership
  • Leadership labs
Summer and Fall:
  • Leadership Practicum: gain valuable experience while leading a group to complete important work
  • Participate in leadership conference calls
  • Attend a mid-year workshop
  • Participate in Peer Synergy Groups
  • Lead your team to completion
  • Prepare your presentations for Annual Spring Conference
  • Attend STFM Annual Spring Conference, graduation, and wrap-up meeting
  • Present your poster at the STFM Annual Spring Conference


The registration fee for the Emerging Leaders Fellowship is $3,030. This covers the session fee, plus registration fees for two STFM Annual Spring Conferences. Participants pay travel expenses.

The STFM Foundation is offering scholarships to cover the fellowship registration fee for two underrepresented in medicine participants. Those interested in applying please refer to the fellowship application. Underrepresented in medicine is defined by the AAMC as "those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population."


Application deadline is November 2, 2018. Email your materials to Melissa Abuel at Download the application (PDF).

Note: Applicants must be current STFM members. If you're not a member and you're interested in the fellowship, you can join STFM online.

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