Student 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: TBD

Focus: Family medicine education

Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes

NOTE: This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2018 for the 2018-2019 term. For information on the amount of travel associated with this position, check out the meeting calendar below, which reflects the current Board member's anticipated schedule of activities.

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

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 Medical Student Education Committee

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest and involvement in family medicine interest groups, medical school, or state organizations as a student
  • Must be in good academic standing

Time commitment away from medical school: 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 Meeting
DATES : November 2017 (prior to Conf on Practice Improvement)
LOCATION : 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 : Conf on Med Student Education
DATES : February 1-4, 2018
LOCATION : Austin, TX
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: TBD

Focus: Family medicine education

Time Commitment: Moderate to substantial (meetings, communication)

Travel: Yes