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STFM Is Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Fellowship

October 26, 2016—The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for the Emerging Leaders Fellowship class of 2018. The yearlong fellowship offers training, tools, and support for new faculty and those who are transitioning to leadership roles. The fellowship starts at the 2017 STFM Annual Spring Conference and concludes at the 2018 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

 “You might be an Emerging Leader,” says Renee Crichlow, MD, chair of the fellowship. “Are you new faculty trying to navigate your roles and responsibilities? Or are you a mid-career faculty shifting into a new leadership position? In each of these situations, you might be expected to function at a high level in a role for which you have never been trained.If either of these situations resonates with you, consider applying for the STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Leadership training is, at its essence, about personal growth and an enhanced understanding of organizational change.”

During the yearlong fellowship, participants will take on a leadership role, and get connected with accomplished leaders who will share tips on motivating others and handling difficult people and situations. Participants will also lead a team in completion of a leadership project and present the results at the 2018 STFM Annual Spring Conference.

“Participating in the Emerging Leaders Fellowship has helped me expand and enhance my leadership skills,” says current fellowship participant Ronya Green, MD, MPH. “I have learned to effectively motivate my team members and overcome barriers to change in my current academic role. I have also received mentoring and broadened my professional network within STFM. As a member of the program, I joined one of the Family Medicine for America's Health Tactic Teams and have worked with other leaders in academic family medicine. This has been an invaluable experience."

Applications for the fellowship are due January 27, 2017. Applicants must be current STFM members, and available to attend key meeting throughout the year. You can learn about meeting dates and download and application at

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