The STFM New Faculty Scholars program has given me the opportunity to engage in STFM in a way that has enhanced my personal growth and knowledge and also allowed me to contribute in a meaningful way to conversations about medical education at my home institution and on a national stage. As a New Faculty Scholar I was able to attend the STFM Annual Spring Conference where I was provided multiple opportunities to network with members of STFM at all levels. Those connections resulted directly in the opportunities I have had over the last several years. I was invited to serve on the STFM Medical Student Education Conference Steering Committee, and was fortunate to be the chair of the 2016 MSE Conference. I have transitioned into the role of the National Clerkship Curriculum Editorial Board Chair. Those early connections have developed into strong relationships with colleagues, mentors, and friends.
Annie Rutter, MD, MSAssistant Professor Director of Medical Student Education Albany Medical College
I am so grateful for the New Faculty Scholars program. It was such a blessing to be awarded the scholarship. Not only was I able to go to the conference, but I was also able to network with a variety of people in the academic realm, present to my peers and colleagues on a topic that has been near and dear to my heart, and also attend sessions to learn about the great strides of family medicine in academia. I learned so much about leadership, development, and scholarship. Being in a cohort and being able to share ideas and information to take back was amazing. New Faculty Scholars is a program that allows you to stretch, grow, and develop into the forefront of medical education. I am so thankful.