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#STFMchat is a monthly Twitter chat where those involved in academic family medicine can come together to discuss important topics. The chats are hosted on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 pm CDT. 

Have an idea for a chat topic? Tweet it to @STFM_FM or email Sarah

Upcoming Chat

Join STFM members on Twitter for the #STFMchat on Wednesday, October 35 at 7 pm CT to talk about the issues learners and educators with disabilities face in medicine and the importance of patients to see a health care workforce reflective of their populations.

Future Chats

  • October 24—Learners and Educators with Disabilities in Medicine
  • November 28—Special Family Medicine Issue TBD
  • December—No chat
  • January—How to engage your new representatives in Congress and an update on advocacy efforts

Past Chats

Past chats are archived here. You can find the dates the topics listed below.


  • September 26—What Students Need to Know About Family Medicine Residency Training
  • August 29— How Residency Programs Can Use Social Media to Attract Students
  • July 25—Getting Involved in Educational Research in Medicine
  • June 27—Caring for and educating prejudiced patients
  • May 30—Experiences women face in medicine and academia
  • April 25 — Gun Violence and Public Health
  • March 28—Transgender, GNC, and Intersex in Family Medicine
  • February 28—Health Equity


  • November 29—Adolescent Health in Family Medicine
  • October 25—3-year Primary Care Tracks
  • September 27, 2017—Public Health in Family Medicine
  • August 30,2017—Humor in the Family Medicine Workplace
  • July 26,2017—Cultural Humility
  • June 28,2017—Social Media and Research Publishing
  • May 31,2017—Interprofessional training
  • April 26,2017—Working and Teaching in Rural Areas
  • March 29,2017—Advocacy and Primary Care with Hope Wittenberg, MA
  • February 23,2017—Family Medicine for America's Health with Glen Stream, MD
  • January 25,2017—Family Medicine and Health Policy with Alex McDonald, MD


  • November 30,2016—Getting Started With Family Medicine Research
  • October 26,2016—WONCA Polaris and Family Medicine and the International Movement
  • September 28.2016—Social Media Policies at Institutions  and How to Encourage Faculty and Residents to Embrace Social Media Use
  • August 31, 2016—How to Promote Family Medicine to Medical Students
  • July 27, 2016—How to Use Social Media (And Other Tech) at Conferences
  • June 29, 2016—Population Health and Family Medicine Education
  • May 25, 2016—How Social Media Can Advance Your Career
  • April 27, 2016—Serving the Underserved
  • March 30, 2016—How Social Media Can Strengthen Family Medicine Residency Programs
  • February 24, 2016—Learner Wellness


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