The STFM Resident Teacher Award recognizes teaching contributions by residents. Each family medicine residency program can give this award annually to the resident who has best demonstrated interest in and commitment to family medicine education
The Faculty for Tomorrow Resident Scholarship provides 15 residents with $750 each to cover travel, accommodations, and registration costs to attend the Faculty for Tomorrow Preconference Workshop at the STFM Annual Spring Conference. Additional scholarships are available for underrepresented in medicine resident applicants.
The H. Winter Griffith Resident Scholarship for Excellence in Practice Improvement and Patient-Centered Care recognizes excellence in practice improvement involving patient-centered care by an outstanding family medicine resident or resident team. The winning resident or team receives a $1,000 scholarship and free registration to the Conference on Practice Improvement.
Members of STFM receive a subscription to Family Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Family Medicine publishes original research, systematic reviews, narrative essays, and policy analyses relevant to the discipline of family medicine, with a focus on primary care medical education, health workforce policy, and health services research.
Opportunities for National Presentations
STFM welcomes abstract submissions from residents in all categories for all of our conferences. We have designated opportunities for: Fellows, Residents, Students Works-in-Progress Research Posters at our Annual Spring Conference and for Resident and Student Posters at our Conference on Practice Improvement
PRiMER, STFM’s online open-access journal, publishes brief reports on original research relevant to education in family medicine. PRiMER serves as a bridge between the presentation of research results at conferences and the development of full-length articles suitable for submission to traditional print journals. Manuscripts can be based on studies or projects that are small in scope, exploratory, confirmatory, or in an early stage of development.
This free online course, which takes less than an hour to complete, provides skills and practical strategies for advocating for and promoting the value of family medicine. The course includes these modules: Getting Started in Advocacy; Prepare and Make Contact; The One-Pager; The Visit; Maintaining the Relationship.
This free webinar series, developed by the Faculty for Tomorrow Task Force, provides fundamental knowledge and skills that residents and new faculty need to thrive in a career in academic family medicine. Topics include effective classroom teaching, how to give feedback, clinical teaching skills, and more.
Learn to lead change in your institution, within your community, and nationally. The Leading Change Course covers how to assess the need for change, develop a plan for change, and provide successful change leadership. This free online course will take about 3 hours to complete.
Developed by the STFM Oral Health Collaborative, the online and downloadable curriculum emphasizes the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health. Each module includes a 45-minute presentation, annotated presenter notes, educational objectives, test questions, companion videos, and a list of resources.
Serve on the STFM Board of Directors and Graduate Medical Education Committee. The STFM Board includes one resident member who are elected at the AAFP National Conference. The resident member of the Board also serves a term on the STFM Graduate Medical Education Committee.
This certificate program includes self-led courses with assignments to provide foundational training for residency faculty. Completion of the course requires approximately 30 hours and covers: the structure and requirements of residency education; how to be an effective faculty member; nuts and bolts of curriculum development; and strategies for assessment, feedback, and remediation.
One of the greatest benefits of STFM membership is the opportunity to network and collaborate with others to address special interests and work toward common goals. STFM CONNECT, an online hub for Collaboratives, Special Project Teams, and Discussion Forums is the place to start if you’re interested in connecting and collaborating.
Read each issue of STFM’s e-newsletter, the STFM Messenger, so you don’t miss out on new products and services; conference submission and registration deadlines; the STFM Education Column; and legislation and accreditation changes that affect academic family medicine. The STFM Messenger is emailed to members twice a month.