This section is a centralized location for accessing STFM resources available to all family medicine faculty in residency programs and medical schools. Within this section, you will find resources to help you with your teaching, mentoring, and evaluation of medical residents and students.
The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) are in the midst of a multi-year collaborative to build an online repository of competency-based curriculum, organized by post-graduate year. The new Residency Curriculum Resource comprises learning and teaching tools for the core content of family medicine education.
fmCASES is set of online, virtual patient cases that lead medical students through the full breadth and depth of family medicine. These cases build clinical competency, fill educational gaps, and help instill the core values and attitudes of family medicine. They foster self-directed and independent study, build clinical problem-solving skills, and teach an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to care. The virtual patient cases encompass the learning objectives of the National Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum.
The Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) has launched a task force to develop and disseminate a curriculum and resources on leading change in family medicine education. The curriculum, which is schedule to be developed by late 2013, will be disseminated through online modules, preconference workshops, and individualized training sessions.
ACGME requirements for faculty development, earn CME credit, and help
your faculty become better teachers. Residency Faculty Boot Campare a series of online, interactive learning
experiences on the most-requested teaching topics. The full-course
package includes all three modules for unlimited faculty for 1 year.
Get the background, tools, and training to help your program prepare for ACGME’s Next Accreditation System. Learn to assess resident competence and ensure that your graduates have the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform their roles in society.
In addition to the most current immunization recommendations, Shots includes all of the content included in the annual printed schedules published by the CDC plus supplemental text, graphics, and commentary from immunization experts. Immunization schedules are displayed in an easy-to-navigate format that makes finding the correct information both fast and easy. A product of the STFM Group on Immunization, Shots is available online and through free mobile applications.
Smiles for Life is the nation’s only comprehensive oral health curriculum. Developed by the STFM Group on Oral Health, the online and downloadable curriculum emphasizes the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health. Each downloadable module includes a 45-minute presentation, annotated presenter notes, companion videos, an implementation guide, ACGME-formatted educational objectives, test questions, and a list of high quality text resources.
Define and develop a more effective third-year clerkship with a new online resource based on the National Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum. The online curriculum includes core content and competencies, learning objectives, assessment tools, educational strategies, and role definitions.
shared, online library contains an extensive collection of resources
uploaded by family medicine educators who are tired of “reinventing the
wheel” every time they need curriculum or presentations. The library
also offers powerful collaborative tools for educators through its
listserves and webspaces/wikis.
STFM has created two documents to help preceptors and other educators working with students. The preceptor guidelines help preceptors with EHRs work effectively with students. The position statement assists preceptors and other educators when engaging compliance officers or organizations in discussions about the need for medical students to work meaningfully with electronic medical records.
Recruit, train, and retain preceptors. Teaching Physician is an online resource that streamlines training, answers questions, and communicates regularly with preceptors on your behalf. It’s a unique perk for both your program and your preceptors.
Webspaces/Wikis are used by STFM Groups as collaborative work areas to develop curricula, highlight best practices, provide resource collections, or share meeting materials.