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Medical Student Educators Development Institute

Apply to be part of STFM's 2018 Medical Student Educators Development Institute (MSEDI). The yearlong fellowship offers training, tools, and support for faculty who educate medical students and is particularly suited to those who aspire to be clerkship directors or medical student education directors.


MSEDI will give you the skills needed to advance your career in medical student education. You will forge enduring relationships with other participants, as well as the Institute faculty, who will support and guide you throughout your professional career. You can expect to learn these skills and more:

  • Curriculum development
  • Student evaluation
  • Dealing with challenging learners
  • Recruiting and maintaining preceptor networks
  • Directing a course
  • Providing career advice to students
  • Submitting a scholarly project
  • Life balance

Institute Schedule

The next institute will be held in 2020. The Institute includes two 1-day sessions: 

  • The preconference day of the 2020 STFM Annual Spring Conference
  • The preconference day of the 2021 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education

There are deadlines throughout the year for project completion, submission, and mentor communication. 

“MSEDI is a comprehensive program that will give you the specific skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a medical student educator. Through MSEDI you will find valuable colleagues and mentors, and have the opportunity to grow your skills while completing an educational project specific to your institution. Whether you want to focus on scholarship, leadership, and professional growth, or curriculum development, you will find it in the MSEDI fellowship—all packaged and linked to two of family medicine’s key academic meetings.”

—Miriam Hoffman, MD, Boston University


Participant Project

As a participant, you will complete an independent project geared toward your specific interests with guidance from an appointed mentor. This project allows you to use the information gained from the formal MSEDI instructional sessions in a practical fashion. You will experience continuous learning via planning, implementing, evaluating of your project,  culminating in a submission of your work to the STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. Some project examples include educational research projects, review and revision of teaching/administrative activities, or establishment of a new clerkship, elective rotation, or other course offerings.


The registration fee for the fellowship is $2,495. This covers the program fee and registration for both the STFM Conference on Medical Student Education and the STFM Annual Spring Conference. Participants pay travel expenses.

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.


Applications for the next class will open in winter 2019/2020. For questions, contact Dana Greco


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