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General Instructions

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2021

  1. Submissions must meet all the requirements of the proposed category. Review the submission categories at the right. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
  2. Do not submit the same proposal in more than one category.
  3. Acknowledgment of receipt of submissions will be emailed automatically after you complete your submission.
  4. ALL PRESENTERS MUST PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE. In addition, no honoraria or travel expense reimbursement will be provided for any presenter submitting through the call for presentations.
  5. Presenters may not use any conference presentation to market products or services; partnerships are available for that purpose.
  6. Every presenter, lead and secondary, will be required to complete a faculty disclosure form indicating any financial arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that may have a direct interest in the subject matter of the continuing medical education presentation.





Submissions are encouraged in these topic areas:

  • Increasing the number of URM educators and students entering family medicine
  • Including health equity and social determinants of health in medical student education
  • Improving well-being at the personal and system level through programs or other initiatives
  • Overcoming challenges in medical education and family medicine
  • Enhancing faculty knowledge and skills in advocating for the specialty as role models and teachers
  • Leveraging foundational medical education skills, including communication, curriculum development, providing feedback, and clinical teaching
  • Innovating with technology in medical student education
  • Creating change in medical education, such as Step 1 and Step 2 CS
  • Recruiting and retaining community preceptors
  • Leveraging faculty development, including conflict management, project management, medical education scholarship, mentoring, promotion, and career progression
  • Sharing family medicine coordinator best practices and innovations
  • Teaching techniques for innovative undergraduate medical student education
  • Impacting climate change through teaching
  • Educating on the clinical care topics of medical marijuana, addiction, LGBTQ+, and PEP/PrEP
  • Training for students and preceptors using telehealth
  • Defining the future of family medicine

Your submission will be reviewed using these criteria:

  • Topic is relevant to medical student education
  • Clear objectives—problem statement is clear
  • Originality and innovation—practical application
  • Amount of content is appropriate for time allowed
  • Content of proposed presentation (teaching methods clear, likely to meet objectives, adequate breadth of coverage)
  • Proposal is clearly written and well-organized
  • Audience involvement
  • Duration of experience/evaluation of effectiveness 


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Chair's Message

Suzanne Minor, MD
2022 Conference Chair

I am so excited and humbled to be able to serve as the 2022 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education (MSE) Conference Chair. On behalf of the STFM MSE Committee, we invite you to join us for the 2022 STFM MSE Conference, which is scheduled for January 27-30  at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Won't it be lovely if we can come together in San Antonio?  If this year has taught me anything, it’s that we have no idea what is in store for us in the future. Living and working as a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly reminded me of our shared values of compassion, kindness, honesty, connection, communication, and service. And working on this past year’s MSE conference reaffirmed that family physicians and STFM are adept at adopting to the situation at hand with flexibility while maintaining our high standards of quality! 

The 2022 MSE Conference represents a promising opportunity to gather live to refresh our professional selves by plugging in to the national energy of family medicine, to take the pulse of the cutting edge of medical education pedagogy and best practices, and to connect and reconnect with colleagues. 

If you’ve never attended an MSE conference, we hope you will consider joining us. One of the most common comments heard regarding this conference is that everyone is so welcoming and the environment is so conducive to networking and collaboration.  Students, residents, coordinators, preceptors, and faculty are all invited and welcome to attend.  Medical student education is a team endeavor and we value everyone’s perspective.

Many factors contribute to meaningful teaching – thus, our call for submissions includes an array of topics for an array of educators. Topics include foundational educational methods such as giving feedback, teaching procedures, curriculum development, and recruiting and retaining preceptors as well as family medicine advocacy and supporting underrepresented students and faculty. We hope for submissions that will appeal to all attending: students, residents, coordinators, preceptors, and faculty. We know how vital our specialty is to the health and well-being of our communities and nation. The MSE Conference aspires to cultivate continued excellence in medical student education.

Hope to see you in San Antonio!

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If you have additional questions about the submission process, contact STFM at or 800.274.7928.