Resident Representative to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Board of Directors

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017 (possibly with an option of a second term based on performance and mutual interest)

Application Deadline: July 30

Focus: Family medicine education

Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2017 for the 2017-2018 term.

Help define the role of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in resident education. Develop your leadership skills with the help of leaders in family medicine education, and get the chance to organize sessions at National Conference.

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine was founded to:

  • Support and promote family medicine as an academic discipline
  • Maintain and continually improve the quality of family medicine education
  • Encourage research and teaching in family medicine
  • Facilitate the professional growth and development of family medicine educators
  • Encourage a multidisciplinary and international approach to family medicine education
  • Provide a forum for the interchange of experience and ideas among its members and other interested persons

Responsibilities

  • Engage in discussions to inform decisions made by the STFM Board of Directors (does not represent the AAFP)
  • Is a member, with voting rights, on the STFM Board of Directors
  • Is a member, with voting rights, on the STFM Graduate Student Education Committee

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine interest groups, medical school, or state organizations as a student or resident
  • Must have residency director's endorsement that time away from residency will be granted to attend meetings

Time commitment away from residency: Approximately 15-20 days (includes weekends) for travel and attendance at meetings

Funding: Provided by STFM for attendance at STFM meetings

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : STFM Board Meetings (4 per year, including one video call)
DATES : February; April (prior to STFM Annual meeting); July/August (prior to National Conference); Nov 30-Dec 1 (prior to Pract Improv Conf)
LOCATION : Video call; San Diego; Kansas City, MO; Newport Beach, CA
MEETING : GME Cmt Meetings
DATES : Generally spring and fall
LOCATION : TBD
MEETING : National Conference
DATES : July 27-29, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017 (possibly with an option of a second term based on performance and mutual interest)

Application Deadline: July 30

Focus: Family medicine education

Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes