Deadline for applications is February 22, 2019
Up to five departments will be selected as pilot sites with preference given to those that are collaborating with at least two other specialties/departments/professions.
Selected sites will pilot standardized student onboarding resources and processes that will include:
- A student passport that captures a student's training (in HIPAA, bloodborne pathogens, etc.), screenings (drugs, criminal background), clerkship background (previous rotations, procedures learned), objectives for the current clerkship (required number of hours, school objectives, expected grad date), and basic information (address, emergency contact, a color photo, and a brief professional bio)
- Education for students on how to hit the ground running at their clerkship site
- Three online training modules for students: "How to Create a High-Quality Note in the Medical Record,"How to Perform Medication Reconciliations," and "Motivational Interviewing”
- Self-developed, pre-clinical curriculum to meet goals and objectives outlined in the appendix of the AAMC’s 2008 Recommendations for Preclerkship Clinical Skills Education for Undergraduate Medical Education
Departments that are part of the project will:
- Integrate a variety of STFM provided tools into medical student onboarding processes
- Participate in an in-person learning collaborative to share/learn about intervention approaches
- Conduct standardized pre/post measurement of the impact of the interventions on preceptors’ administrative burden, and the learning experience for students. Measurement may require:
- The distribution of surveys to clerkship directors, practice managers, and preceptors
- Conducting interviews of 3-5 preceptors and practice managers with questions provided by STFM
- Allow the Graham Center or other project leaders to visit to learn more about project implementation, successes, and challenges (not all sites will receive a visit)
- Disseminate results of their projects broadly and agree to participate in a synthesis report
Pilot sites will receive:
- Free access to the student onboarding resources, including online training modules for students and a standardized student passport
- Implementation ideas, strategies, and guidance
- Paid attendance at a Learning Collaborative meeting
They’ll be recognized as a pilot site through:
- Recognition in STFM publications, including a listing on the STFM website
- A press release sent to their local newspaper and their state chapter
- An announcement for their department communications
- A logo/graphic/badge to display on their communications
- Opportunities to present and publish their results
- A ribbon for their badges at STFM conferences
STFM uses the American Academy of Family Physician’s IRB, a federally approved IRB. Investigators should follow their local IRB policies regarding use of the data. Evaluation of this project is being led by the Robert Graham Center.
Application eligibility and requirements
Applicants must be a department of family medicine or a department that administers a family medicine clerkship or an equivalent medical education clerkship. Applications with at least two collaborators (i.e. other specialties or professions) will be given preference. The application requires letters of support from the department chair or dean of all participating departments/schools.
This project is funded by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation.