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STFM Scholarships and Awards

Student Scholarship for the Conference on Medical Student Education
Students chosen as Scholars receive a $500 award from the STFM Foundation and free registration to the Conference on Medical Student Education. Students present posters at the conference. 

Online Learning

Advocacy Course

This free online course, which takes less than an hour to complete, provides skills and practical strategies for advocating for and promoting the value of family medicine.

What is Academic Family Medicine?

This free, recorded event provides on overview of faculty positions and tips on how to choose a focus and find a good career fit. 

STFM Resource Library

Log in and get access to an extensive collection of conference slides, PowerPoint presentations, learning modules, and more.

Shots by AAFP/STFM
Shots Immunizations by AAFP/STFM 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. Download the free app from your app store.

Access to Peer-Reviewed Journals

Peer-Reviewed Reports in Family Medicine Research (PRiMER)

Peer-reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research (PRiMER) is STFM’s open access journal, with a focus on mentoring new researchers. PRiMER publishes original research briefs relevant to education in family medicine and closely related areas. Submit your scholarly work.

Family Medicine
Student members of STFM can read the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, online. Family Medicine publishes original research, systematic reviews, narrative essays, and policy analyses relevant to the discipline of family medicine, with a focus on primary care medical education, health workforce policy, and health services research.

Opportunities for National Presentations

STFM welcomes abstract submissions from students in all categories for all of our conferences. We have designated opportunities for:

Career Development

Leadership Opportunity 
Serve on the STFM Board of Directors and Medical Student Education Committee. The STFM Board includes one student member who is elected at the AAFP National Conference. The student member of the Board also serves a term on the STFM Medical Student Education Committee.

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

Get definitions and learn about organizations involved in family medicine.

Community Building

Blog Posts by Students
Read what other students are saying and submit your own post for our blog.


One of the greatest benefits of STFM membership is the opportunity to network and collaborate with others to address special interests and work toward common goals. STFM CONNECT, an online hub for Collaboratives, Special Project Teams, and Discussion Forums is the place to start if you’re interested in connecting and collaborating.

Twitter Chats

#STFMchat is a monthly Twitter chat where those interested 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 CT.

STFM Membership Directory

As an STFM member, you can access the member directory with profiles and contact infomration for thousands of family medicine educators, residents, and students.


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