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The Underrepresented in Medicine Journey to Academic Medicine Podcast

Episode 16: Serve Your Community through Family Medicine Advocacy with Jehni S. Robinson, MD, FAAFP


Jehni S. Robinson, MD, FAAFP, describes how advocacy can reconnect you to your core values and beliefs that bring meaning to your career in academic medicine. She discusses how advocacy is best done as a team sport as we take action to promote change. Dr Robinson shares the skills needed to advocate on any level and the benefits of working together on common goals with people of different viewpoints than your own.

Hosted by Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA and Omari Hodge, MD, FAAFP




STFM Resources:

Advocacy Resources for Family Medicine Education - Advocacy Toolkit

Online Advocacy Course

Advocating Within Your Health System

Leading Change Course 

Formal Advocacy Curricula in Family Medicine Residencies: A CERA Survey of Program Directors

STFM Advocacy Scholarship for New Faculty


AAFP Resources:

AAFP Advocacy: Fighting for Family Medicine

Attend a an AAFP Advocacy Conference

AAFP Physician Advocacy: What Is It and How Do We Train for It?

Effective Advocacy for Patients and Communities


Other Resources:

The STFM Podcast: Family Medicine's Place in Advocacy with Andrea Anderson, MD, FAAFP

The Advocacy Portfolio: A Standardized Tool for Documenting Physician Advocacy

Translating Ideals Into Practice: A Pragmatic Approach to Advocacy for Medical Trainees

Openstates - Find Your Legislators 



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