Since the inception of the New Faculty Scholars Award in 1988, 115 STFM members have received scholarships. The award is intended to provide STFM members who are in their first 2 years as full-time faculty and who exhibit outstanding leadership potential the opportunity to attend the STFM Annual Spring Conference. This introduction to 1,000 or more STFM members leads to community-building activities such as participation in groups and membership on committees and task forces. Three to seven awards are made annually.
“I received the New Faculty Scholars Award in 1998.My first trip to the STFM Annual Spring Conference, made possible by that award, was truly memorable.I met people who have become wonderful friends and mentors for over a decade.I attended a variety of conference workshops that provided me with a broad perspective on and appreciation of the educational, research and clinical activities of my colleagues.Perhaps most importantly, I was inspired to make a contribution to family medicine beyond the day to day requirements of my residency faculty position.I became active in several STFM groups, eventually became a Group Chair, and have led several major STFM projects including Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum. I’ve clearly developed the skills and received the mentorship that has allowed me to become a much better educator and clinician though my association with STFM."
—Alan Douglass, MD, Program Director
Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency