Call for Applications: 2021 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 – 1 slot 
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 – 2 slots
Reviews research submissions for the Annual Spring Conference and promotes the continued development of researchers and research activities in family medicine.

CAFM Educational Research Alliance – 2-3 Survey Director slots

CERA, the CAFM Educational Research Alliance, is a framework to focus and support medical education research. CERA conducts approximately five surveys per year of: Family medicine residency directors (surveyed twice per year), Clerkship directors, Department chairs, General membership, including subsets of members as selected by applicants, Family medicine residents, and Medical students.

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 Sandy VanTuyl by October 19, 2020  at, or call (913) 800-5528 for more information.