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Free Online Advocacy Course

Please note: On December 14 at noon CST, will undergo site maintenance in preparation for the launch of our new website on Monday, December 17. Access to courses may be limited from December 14–16, and you will be unable to purchase the course during that time. Full access will be restored Monday, December 17.

Take this free course and learn to educate legislators on the value of family medicine, and encourage them to support expansion of a well-trained family medicine workforce. This course, which takes about 45 minutes to complete, provides skills and practical strategies for advocating and promoting the value of family medicine.

The modules may be taken in any order, and a certificate is available upon completion of each module. If you get interrupted during a module, you can pause it and resume at any time.

In order to get the full experience of these courses, it is recommended that a modern browser or tablet is used. Please do not use these courses on a smartphone. Supports Apple iOS and Android.

How to Use These Modules

Subscribe to the entire Advocacy course below by adding all 5 modules to your shopping cart at once (first selection) or by adding individual modules to your shopping cart. The course is free to all users who have an account on the STFM website. If you don't have an account, register here. You will need to checkout, but will not be charged for the courses.

The modules may be accessed at any time from this page or your STFM user profile page using the Online Education link in the left sidebar.

Click here to resume courses you have already started.

Make the course a part of your curriculum

Encourage your residents or students to become advocates. You can use the course in didactic presentations, or have residents/students complete the modules on their own.


Get recognized for your advocacy efforts



Technical questions about accessing the course? E-mail Brian Hischier.

Questions about advocating for family medicine education? E-mail Hope Wittenberg, MA.

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