Call for Applications: 2020 STFM Committee Openings

Committee members serve a 2-year term and are eligible for an additional 2-year term based on an invitation by the committee chair, acceptance by the individual, and approval by the Board.

Communications – 2 slots
Oversees all publication vehicles of the Society including Family Medicine, PRiMER, the Messenger, and all electronic communications, including the website and the STFM Resource Library, policies related to STFM awards and publications.

Graduate Medical Education – 2 slots
Provides insight and resources to address the issues and needs of family medicine residency educators and their programs

Program - 1 slot
Reviews submissions and plans the Annual Spring Conference, which serves as a showcase for the latest developments in family medicine education and research.

Medical Student Education – 3 slots
Oversees many of STFM’s educational programs, plans the Conference on Medical Student Education, organizes the STFM Academic Track for the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, recruits authors for the STFM Education Column, and addresses the faculty development needs of members.

Research – 1 Fellow slot
Reviews research submissions for the Annual Spring Conference and promotes the continued development of researchers and research activities in family medicine.

Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee (AFMAC) – 1 slot
Develops recommendations for policy concerning federal legislation and regulations affecting academic family medicine.

Faculty for the Medical Student Educators Development Institute (MSEDI) – 2 slots
Provides training and personal mentorship to fellows who educate medical students, many of whom aspire to be clerkship directors or medical student education directors. MSEDI faculty lead full-day sessions at 2 STFM conferences and guide fellows as they complete an educational project. Four-year term with the option to renew for four more years.

Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement Steering Committee – 1 slot
Reviews submissions and plans the Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement, which engages participants in discussions about the changing health care landscape, provides steps to redesign practices, and shares examples of redesigned practices.

Please share with us a statement of interest listing your relevant experience in these areas (responses in bulleted form preferred; 2 page maximum):

  • Length of time in any family medicine faculty position
  • Previous committee or group experience (specify STFM, other non-profit, or other)
  • Relevant scholarly work
  • Other special characteristics, perspectives, experiences that would make you a strong contributor to an STFM committee

Nomination Form


For consideration for the 2020 committee member openings, please send your statement of interest and committee nomination form to Pat Lodge by October 14, 2019, (913) 800-5528.


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February 14: Applications due for the Medical Editing Fellowship

February 17: Entries due for the Annual Poetry and Prose Contest

February 26: Deadline to submit a proposal for the CERA survey of clerkship directors 

February 25: Presentation proposals due for the Conference on Quality and Practice Improvement 

March 2: Deadline to Apply to the Medical Student Educators Development Institute