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Medical Student Educators Development Institute

You can apply now to be part of STFM's 2016 Medical Student Educators Development Institute (MSEDI). The yearlong fellowship offers training, tools, and support for those who educate medical students, and is particularly suited to people 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 2016. The Institute includes two 1-day sessions: 

  • The preconference day of the 2016 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education
  • The preconference day of the 2016 STFM Annual Spring Conference

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 offering.


The registration fee for the fellowship is $2,395 ($2,725 for nonmembers which includes a 1-year membership). 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.

If you pay the tuition for the MSEDI fellowship program, you will NOT need to register for either the Conference on Medical Student Education or the Annual Spring Conference. STFM staff will register you for those conferences.


Applications (PDF) will be accepted through December 31, 2015. For questions, contact Liz Romine

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