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Medical Student Educators Development Institute

Medical Student Educators Development Institute (MSEDI) is a year-long comprehensive learning experience for those who educate medical students, particularly 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
  • Negotiating
  • Directing a course
  • Providing career advice to students
  • Submitting a scholarly project

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 the best way to advance your career in medical student education…teaching knowledge and skills, networking with colleagues, and supporting your completion of a scholarly project…all packaged to link with the key academic meetings for family medicine educators.”

—David Little, MD, University of Vermont

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 More Information

Contact Dana Greco.

Copyright 2015 by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine