The STFM Initiative to Position Academic Family Medicine in Health Systems
STFM is wrapping up an initiative to:
- Ensure that family medicine faculty—including community preceptors in non-academic settings—have sufficient time and institutional resources to teach and meet academic and accreditation requirements
- Preserve comprehensive practice for family physicians and family medicine faculty who wish to practice broad scope
- Improve faculty and learner well-being
- Transform family medicine training sites into clinical and teaching models of excellence
The initiative builds on STFM’s work on the Preceptor Expansion Initiative and Protected Faculty Time Guidelines, and aligns with the collaborative efforts of the family medicine organizations to engage with health systems leaders to preserve comprehensive training and practice for family physicians, improve health outcomes, and identify and spread best practices for optimizing the role of family medicine.