New Faculty Scholars Program

New Faculty Scholars Program

The STFM New Faculty Scholars Programs helps early career faculty develop leadership and scholarship skills. Designed to be a catalyst for developing future STFM and academic family medicine leaders, the New Faculty Scholars program provides one year of coaching, learning, and networking opportunities both with senior leadership and other new faculty. As a Scholar, you'll present at and be recognized at the STFM Spring Annual Conference. Scholars receive up to $1,000, provided by the STFM Foundation, to cover expenses to travel to and present at the STFM Annual Spring Conference.

New Faculty Scholars must be STFM members who have served at least 2 years but no more than 4 years as full-time faculty and who exhibit outstanding leadership potential.

Since its inception in 1988, this program has supported 199 new faculty in their journey to become leaders.



As a New Faculty Scholar, you'll receive: 

  • Advising—a seasoned mentor/coach will be assigned to help you become a leader in STFM
  • Activities—Monthly webinar sessions with senior leadership, and scholarly activities, including your presentation at the STFM Annual Spring Conference.
  • Networking—you'll interact and expand your professional network with STFM leaders and members.
  • Recognition—you'll be recognized as a Scholar at special events, such as the STFM Foundation Reception
  • Up to $1,000 in travel and hotel expenses, as well as funding for the registration fees to attend the STFM Annual Spring Conference

Dedicated Funding for Underrepresented in Medicine Faculty
Thanks to the generous support from donors to the Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Campaign, the STFM Foundation is able to provide additional mentoring and scholarship opportunities that contribute to a diverse family medicine workforce. This year, additional dedicated funding is available for URM faculty applicants to the New Faculty Scholars Program.

The Association of American Medical Colleges defines underrepresented in medicine as: those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.


Questions about the scholarship or the application process? Email Sandy VanTuyl


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