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STFM National Clerkship Curriculum

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.

CERA (CAFM Educational Research Alliance)

Meet scholarly activity requirements through CERA, a free resource for medical educational research. With CERA you can survey family medicine educators, receive help from an experienced researcher, and access a clearinghouse of data that your faculty and learners can use to meet scholarly activity requirements.

Aquifer Family Medicine

Aquifer Family Medicine (formerly fmCASES) is a 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 STFM National Clerkship Curriculum.

Health Equity Activites and Resources

Learn about STFM's 2019 Health Equity Awareness Campaign and access health equity resources.

Leading Change Course

Learn to lead change in your institution, within your community, and nationally. The Leading Change Course covers how to assess the need for change, develop a plan for change, and provide successful change leadership. This free online course will take about 3 hours to complete. 

Medical Student Educators Development Institute

MSEDI is a yearlong comprehensive learning experience to advance careers in medical student education.

Preceptor Expansion Initiative

Primary care clerkships are struggling to obtain and retain quality clinical training sites. STFM and other primary care stakeholders are in the midst of a multi-year initiative to  address this threat to the sustainability of America’s medical education system.

Shots by AAFP/STFM

Shots by AAFP/STFM includes the latest guidance from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP's) 2018 adult and childhood immunization schedules, including children's catch-up schedules. The free tool also offers schedules for combination vaccines and can tailor vaccine recommendations according to specific medical conditions or other circumstances. Individual dosing schedules, potential adverse reactions, contraindications, brand names and CPT codes, and resident education are listed for each specific vaccine.

Smiles for Life

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.

STFM Membership Directory (requires membership)

Interact with family medicine educators from across the United States.

STFM Resource Library

This 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.

Strategies to Ensure that Students Add Value in Outpatient Offices (PDF)

Make sure that community preceptors who teach your students are benefiting from the experience. Share these ideas to ensure that students in outpatient offices add value to the process of caring for patients.

Recruit, train, and retain preceptors. 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.


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