Key Initiatives

Preceptor Expansion Initiative

Preceptor Expansion Oversight Committee

The following committee members oversee a multi-year interprofessional, interdisciplinary initiative to address the shortage of high-quality clinical training sites for students. 

Annie Rutter, MD, MS, Oversight Committee Chair 
Assistant Professor and Director of Medical Student Education
Albany Medical College


James Ballard, EdD, MS
Executive Director, Indiana AHEC Network;
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine


Adrian Billings, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, Presidio County Health Services;
Chief of Staff, Big Bend Regional Medical Center


Shobhi Chheda, MD, MPH
President Elect, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM);
Associate Dean for Medical Education
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Dave Keahey, MSPH, PA-C
Chief Policy and Research Officer
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)


Joyce Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, FAANP
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)


Mark Loafman, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Cook County Health and Hospitals System


Diane Padden, PhD, CRNP
Vice President of Professional Practice and Partnerships
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)


Michael Powe
Vice President, Reimbursement & Professional Advocacy
American Academy of PAs (AAPA)

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH
Directory of Primary Care Affairs and Workforce Analysis
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)


Beat Steiner, MD, MPH
President Elect, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM);
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, University of North Carolina School of Medicine 


Vince WinklerPrins, MD
Assistant Vice President for Student Health
Georgetown University, Division of Student Affairs


Hope Wittenberg, MA
Director, Government Relations
Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM)


Olivia Ziegler, PA
Chief Assessment Officer
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)


Project Director
Mary Theobald
Vice President of Communications and Programs
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)


Project Managers
Melissa Abuel
Project Manager
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)


Emily Walters
Writer/Project Manager
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)


Emily Yunker, MPA, PMP
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

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January 22-February 8: Time Frame to Submit Proposals for the CERA Clerkship Directors Survey

February 1: Deadline to Register for the Virtual 2021 Conference on Medical Student Education

February 1: Deadline to Apply for the STFM Medical Editing Fellowship

February 1: Deadline to Apply for the Education Column Co-Editor Position

February 8: Deadline to Submit Presentation Proposals for the Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement

February 10: Last day to Receive a $100 Discount on STFM Certificate Programs

February 15: Deadline to Submit Entries for the STFM Annual Poetry & Prose Contest