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

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018 (possibly with an option of a second term based on performance and mutual interest)

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Family medicine education

Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: Applications for the 2017-18 term are currently being accepted. The position will be elected on July 29, 2017 at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City. Applications are accepted up until the election; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before the start of National Conference (July 27-29).

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 MeetingDATES : November 2017 (prior to Conf on Practice ImprovementLOCATION : Louisville, KY
MEETING : STFM Board Meeting (video call)DATES : February 2018LOCATION : N/A
MEETING : STFM Board MeetingDATES : May 2018 (prior to STFM Annual Spring Conference)
LOCATION : Washington, DC
MEETING : STFM Board MeetingDATES : July/August 2018 (prior to AAFP National Conference)LOCATION : Kansas City, MO
MEETING : GME Cmt Meetings
DATES : Generally spring and fall
LOCATION : TBD
MEETING : National Conference
DATES : August 2-4, 2018LOCATION : Kansas City, MO

Opportunity Summary

Term: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018 (possibly with an option of a second term based on performance and mutual interest)

Application Deadline: July 29

Focus: Family medicine education

Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes