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9 am–5 pm (CST)   
Networking Lounge  

9–10 am (CST)    
Collaborative Business Meetings (live; open to all attendees):

  • STFM Medical Student Education Collaborative
  • STFM Medical Student Education Academic Coordinators and Administrators

9–10 am (CST)        
Hot Topic Zoom Room Discussions (live; open to all attendees):

  • Telemedicine: implications for education
  • COVID Support Room (students): share how your educational experience has been affected by COVID
  • Diversifying Family Medicine: creating initiatives to increase diversity in residents and faculty
  • Creating Positive Environments that Make Family Medicine and Family Medicine Academics Appealing
  • Career Life Cycle

10:10-10:15 am (CST)
Conference Welcome and Orientation 
Ann Rutter, MD, Chair, STFM Medical Student Education Committee  

10:15–11:15 am (CST)       
L1: Transmitting Antiracism and Healing COVID-19 Scars: How to Grow Tolerance From Trainees to Teachers V.99
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11:45 am–12:45 pm (CST) 
L2: Do I Have to be the One to Tell Them? Using the ARCH-SPIKES Model to Give Difficult Feedback
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1:15–2:30 pm (CST)          
Opening General Session
Tricia Elliott, MD, STFM President
Kristen Hood-Watson, MD, 2021 Conference Chair

The Scott Fields Lecture: The Intersection of Racism and Race-based Medical Decision Making in Medical Education
Bonzo Reddick, MD, MPH, Mercer University

2:30–3:30 pm (CST)   
Visit the Virtual Poster Hall or 2021 Conference Partners Meet and Greet

2:45–3:15 pm (CST)
Wellness Activity: Yoga [On-Demand]

3:30–4:30 pm (CST)           
L3:Family Medicine National Sub-Internship Curriculum: Updates and Final Input
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5–6 pm (CST)        
L4: Implementation of a Health Equity Curriculum Into Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education  (follow-up to Dr Reddick’s general session)

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6:15 pm (CST)                   
Greetings From the STFM President
Tricia Elliott, MD

6:20–7:15 pm (CST)          
2021 Student Scholars Recognition—STFM Foundation Welcome Reception


9 am–5 pm (CST) 
Networking Lounge  

9–10 am (CST)     
Scholarly Topic Discussions  (open to all attendees)

  • D1: How to Teach Hospice and Palliative Medicine to Medical Students in a Virtual Elective
  • D2: Medical Education and Interprofessional Service Learning
  • D3: Newborn Nursery Clinical Experience in Medical Education: An Early Clinical Exposure
  • D4: For Residency Programs Offer FM Clerkships: How to Develop a Didactic Curriculum Dedicated for Medical Students Only
  • D5: Are the Strengths and Scope of Family Medicine Reflected in UME Curricular Materials?
  • D6: Students in Telehealth: A Discussion of Scenarios to Incorporate Students in Virtual Visits
  • D7: Overcoming Challenges in Webside Teaching: A Symposium on Lessons Learned in Medical Student Telehealth Education
  • D8: A Teaching CIN:  A Platform for Learner Engaged Health Equity, Interprofessional, Population Health, Education and Scholarship
  • D9:Using Instagram Stories to Engage Medical and Pharmacy Students in Developing Videos About Motivational Interviewing

10:15–11:15 am (CST)      
L5: Creative, Organized, Proactive and Adaptive: Key Characteristics and Best Practices of a Successful Coordinator
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11:45 am–12:45 pm (CST)  
L6: Work Rhythms: Intentional Strategies for Your Life in Family Medicine
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1:15–2:15 pm (CST)            
General Session: From Code to Bedside: Why and How Family Medicine Should Lead the Health Care AI Revolution
Steven Lin, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health

2:30–3:30 pm (CST)          
Visit the Virtual Poster Hall or Attend the 2021 Conference Partners Meet and Greet

2:45-3:15 pm (CST)
Wellness Activity: Strength Training [On-Demand]

3:45–4:45 pm (CST)         
L7: Assessing Students in a Virtual Environment: Translating What We Know to  Telehealth
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5:15–6:15 pm (CST)         
L8: Becoming: A Panel of URM Chief Residents and Their Academic Medicine Journey To Resident Leader
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9–10 am (CST) 
Hot Topic Zoom Room Discussions 

  • COVID Support Room (faculty): share how your work life has been affected by COVID
  • Holistic Admissions: how to review student applications when Step 1 is pass/fail
  • Negotiation Skills: negotiations and crucial conversation training
  • Progressive Pipeline: Family medicine needs to own pipeline-increase in diversity (QI projects for students
  • Race and Diversity—Uncomfortable and Difficult Conversations: what is needed for socially accountable academic health centers and value-added education

10:15–11:15 am (CST)       
L9: Changing the World One Step at a Time; Advocacy for What you Believe in (Panel Discussion)
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11:45 am–12:45 pm (CST)  
L10: Taking Bold Action, Leading by Example: Recognizing, improving, and Resolving the Unique Challenges Faced by URM Students
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1:15–2:15 pm (CST)     
Closing Remarks and General Session: Climate Change, Health and Poverty
Cheryl Holder, MD, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine – Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Community Initiatives

2:15 pm (CST)                      
Conference Adjourns

(optional; not included in conference registration; additional fees apply.) 

10am–1pm (CST)   
PR1: So You Want to be a Department Chair (Or Other Senior Leader)? Here Are the Tools That You Need!  (Additional Fee: $75; Participant Limit: 20)

Your career in family medicine education can take many paths. Is a senior leadership position right for you? What do you need to prepare yourself to take on a senior leadership position? We know our profession needs leaders for the future. The Association of Departments of Family Medicine had 145 member departments in 2018. All these departments need leaders to assume the roles of Chairs, Vice Chairs, Program Directors, Medical Directors and Chiefs of Service. In this workshop, delivered by experienced department chairs and senior leaders, participants will learn about leadership development pathways produced by the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) Leadership Development Taskforce. Participants will also learn about critical competencies for family medicine leaders. These comprise four domains: leadership; administration/management; personal development and management; and managing external relationships. Participants will apply their skills through worked cases, will map their careers against present and future pathways, and will use the tools to develop a personal action plan for academic career advancement.

On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • Describe ADFM’s four competency areas for successful family medicine leadership in a complex, changing academic medical environment.
  • Map their past, current and future academic activities to one or more leadership pathways.
  • Name current and potential peers, coaches, mentors and sponsors who can support their career advancement along their leadership pathways.
  • Design a one, six, 12 and 24 month career advancement action plan using the Leadership Competencies and the CAFM Leadership Tools.

10am–1pm (CST)    
PR2: Professional Identity Formation: Using What You Know to Learn More Through Art, Writing, and Reflection  (Additional Fee: $75)

How do we as educators, physicians, and leaders in family medicine develop the formation of a dynamic, viable, and foundational professional identity in others and ourselves? In his 2012 benchmark article, Mark Holden stated, “Professional Identity Formation reflects a very complex process, or series of processes, best understood by applying aspects of overlapping domains…” By extension, the best way to understand our professional identity formation is through the utilization of multiple strategies. Metacognitive activities (using what you know to learn more) effectively enable the inculcation of the complex process of professional identity formation in our learners and in ourselves. Through a series of breakout groups, preconference participants will engage in adult learning techniques and activities to explore their own professional identities. Participants will think about thinking (metacognition) while participating in three of the following eight activities: narrative medicine, graphic medicine, underrepresented minorities in medicine, mission in medicine, curricula in medical professionalism, mask making, oath taking, and leadership. Armed with these new experiences, participants will then express what they have learned and formulate plans for helping others discover and continue to form their own professional identities.

On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • Explore core elements of their sense of identity as it relates to their professional role(s).
  • Create an object (poem, narrative, mask) that tangibly represents or reflects their sense of professional identity.
  • Create a plan for regularly reflecting and reviewing their professional identity as an act of well-being.
  • Describe three core elements of identity that relate to their professional role(s).
  • Discuss how social factors shape personal identity

NOTE: This presentation will include interactive breakout sessions; participants will choose (2) sessions from the following list: 

  • Digital Reflections: Discussing a novel yet simple reflection exercise with immediate applicability to any learning environment, even virtual settings. Using various electronic media forms, participants will create brief reflections and explore how digital reflections could be integrated in their own learning spheres.
  • Narrative Medicine: The concept of 55-word stories will be presented, their curricular integration reviewed, and examples shared. Finally, session attendees will have the opportunity to write and share their own story.
  • Graphic Medicine: Discussing incorporating graphic medicine into the curriculum. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their own comic reflection of an experience from their medical training.
  • Under-Represented Minorities (URM) in Medicine: Reviewing the Cultural Autobiography(CA) as a framework to navigate differences in socioeconomic status, historical injustice, racism, and identity dissonance within cross-cultural mentorship relationships.
  • Mission in Medicine: This presentation will review one missioning ceremony, the Blessing of Hands, conducted at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Participants will discuss how a missioning ceremony could be implemented at their own institutions.
  • Curricula in Medical Professionalism: We will introduce a framework from which to teach medical professionalism utilizing faculty and student advocacy. Participants will present perspectives to enhance student engagement and growth, and outline feasible professionalism curricular enhancement at their institutions.
  • Mask Making: Reflecting on the elements of self that go into an individuals’ public presentation as a health care provider to create a mask. After making their mask, participants will describe the process, and create a reflective narrative to describe the mask itself.
  • Oath Taking: Examining how oaths were developed to codify the core beliefs and behaviors of the professionals taking those oaths. Participants will be asked to write their own oaths and share them with their group.
  • Leadership: Discussing MSE leadership in the context of PIF development-for ourselves and for our learners.



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January 22-February 8: Time Frame to Submit Proposals for the CERA Clerkship Directors Survey

February 1: Deadline to Register for the Virtual 2021 Conference on Medical Student Education

February 1: Deadline to Apply for the STFM Medical Editing Fellowship

February 1: Deadline to Apply for the Education Column Co-Editor Position

February 8: Deadline to Submit Presentation Proposals for the Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement

February 10: Last day to Receive a $100 Discount on STFM Certificate Programs

February 15: Deadline to Submit Entries for the STFM Annual Poetry & Prose Contest