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Create Your Own STFM On the Road Workshop

Choose from the topics below to create your customized 4- to 6-hour workshop presented by some of our most highly rated speakers. The workshop offers up to six hours of CME, and can help you meet ACGME requirements for faculty development. This is innovative family medicine education at its best.   

To schedule your workshop, contact Ray Rosetta at 800-274-7928, ext. 5412 or e-mail

Workshop Topic Categories: 

Next Accreditation System

The ACGME has announced that the Next Accreditation System will be implemented in July 2014. Is your faculty ready to meet the new requirements? STFM can help you and your program transition to the Next Accreditation System. Integral to this transition is a competency-based educational and assessment process that helps you and your faculty make confident, valid, and reliable decisions about your residents’ progress and readiness for independent practice. Learn more about this workshop

Teaching Skills

Effective Clinical Teaching
An evidence-based overview of strategies to improve the quality of one’s teaching.  

Teaching on the Inpatient Service
Improving the amount and quality of your teaching on a busy service. 

Working With Challenging Learning Encounters and Learners
Ways to assess and address common academic and non-academic difficulty in students, residents, and colleagues.

Teaching Patient Presentation Skills
How to teach medical learners to present a patient in the ambulatory and inpatient setting. 

Assessing Learners
An overview of common assessment methods with advice on choosing the best assessment method(s) for your curriculum or course. 

Helping Others Become Better Learners
Based on the principles from Dr John Medina’s “Brain Rules”, this session provides faculty with strategies for helping students and residents learn more efficiently and effectively so they perform better in clinical settings and on standardized examinations. 

Giving Effective Lectures and Presentations
Practical tips for large-group didactics: an interactive workshop to help faculty improve their public speaking skills for lectures, conference presentations, and other public speaking opportunities. 

Small-Group Facilitation
Tips for teaching and facilitating small groups in clinical and non-clinical settings. 

Curriculum Design: Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating
An overview of curriculum design with practical tools for creating robust educational programs. 

Feedback and Assessment

Principles of Effective Feedback
A brief evidence-based overview with tips for improving your feedback to learners. 

Using Direct Observation to Assess Clinical Competence
Strategies for efficiently and effectively observing learners so you can assess their clinical competence.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Making Journal Club Useful and Practical
Enhance the quality and utility of your Journal Club.  Make it something that will augment learners’ ability to read, assess, and apply medical literature in patient care. 

Introduction to Diagnostic Reasoning: An EBM Primer
Improve your ability to utilize basic tools such as odds ratio, relative risk, likelihood ratio, ROC curve, NNT, relative risk reduction, survival curves, level of evidence, etc to help you read and teach the medical literature. 

Using Point-Of-Care Tools to Enhance Patient Care and Teaching
Ways to use electronic databases (e.g., Essential Evidence Plus, Dynamed, Google, iGoogle, Medline Plus) at the point of care to benefit patients and learners.

Career Development

Writing a Strong Curriculum Vitae (CV) + Strategies Career Planning/Development

  • Strategies for writing a curriculum vitae (CV) that clearly and concisely communicates your professional accomplishments.
  • A guide for career planning and development.

Practical Suggestions for Career Planning
An experienced presenter with a leadership position in family medicine advises junior and mid-level faculty on potential career paths and opportunities. 

Showcasing Your Accomplishments in an Educator’s Portfolio
A portfolio differs from a CV in that a CV lists one’s accomplishments, but a portfolio demonstrates these accomplishments with examples. In this workshop, faculty will start assembling their scholarly portfolios using templates provided by the presenter. 

Running a Meeting
Strategies for planning, conducting, and managing effective meetings 

Integrating Yourself Into STFM/Leadership Opportunities With STFM
Experienced STFM officers/committee members guide faculty through leadership opportunities in STFM.

Scholarly Activity: What It Is and How to Do It

STFM's On the Road faculty will come to your location to:

  • Review the ACGME requirements for scholarship and scholarly activity
  • Explain what "counts" as scholarly activity
  • Train faculty on the basics of research (writing researchable questions, critical appraisal, peer review, and grading evidence)
  • Help faculty and residents identify avenues for sharing scholarly work with peers
  • Offer ideas for quality improvement projects for residents
  • Provide strategies to help you establish and maintain an environment of inquiry and scholarship 

Writing Skills

Writing a Successful Meeting Proposal
An experienced national presenter who has served on the STFM Program Committee offers practical tips for writing a strong conference proposal that has a high probability of being accepted for presentation at an STFM conference. 

Basic Scientific Writing
Scientific writing is not rocket science. Experienced authors share strategies and tools for writing scientific papers 

Grant Writing
An interactive practical session to introduce faculty to grant writing.

Don’t see what you need? Contact Ray Rosetta at 800-274-7928, ext. 5412 or email

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