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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

STFM will be joining the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health for their chat on Thursday, November 15 at 1pm CT. The chat will focus on Recovery in Primary Care. Definition of Recovery: “Recovery is an individualized, intentional, dynamic, and relational process involving sustained efforts to improve wellness.” 

Future Chats

A note to all chat attendees, that the chat time will change to 8pm CT starting January 2019.

  • 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.


  • October 24—Learners and Educators with Disabilities in Medicine
  • 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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