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General Instructions

Submission Deadline: June 16, 2020

  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 URM family medicine educators and URM students entering family medicine
  • Defining health equity and social determinants of health education for medical students
  • Reducing clinical administrative burden and improve well-being at the personal and system level
  • Enhancing faculty knowledge and skills in advocacy
  • Identifying and promoting models that incentivize educational scholarship within family medicine departments
  • Developing foundational skills for medical student educators
  • Implementing family medicine coordinator best practices and innovations
  • Innovating with undergraduate medical education teaching techniques
  • Incorporating programs that foster wellness and resilience
  • Exploring culinary 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

Kristen Hood Watson, MD
2021 Conference Chair

I am honored and excited to serve as the 2021 STFM Medical Student Education (MSE) Conference Chair. On behalf of the STFM Medical Student Education Committee, please except our invitation to the 2021 MSE Conference. This conference is a time to learn from the best and brightest family medicine educators, catch up with old friends, and build new connections so that we can continue to work together in advancing family medicine education.  The conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Sunday, January 31 through Wednesday, February 3, 2021  Please note that you spoke and we listened! This year, to preserve more of your weekend, we will trial new days with the preconference starting on Sunday and the conference ending on Wednesday.

The amazing 2020 conference was the largest MSE conference with by far the greatest number of student attendees! One of the most valuable rewards is hearing the enthusiasm from attendees. Having a student say that she was still in awe from her positive experience weeks after the conference or a faculty member note that the conference really was as great as touted is amazing. We want to see that tradition continue.  Please encourage faculty members, community preceptors, students, residents, and coordinators to attend.  Medical student education is a team effort and we want everyone’s perspective!

One of the many wonderful aspects of the conference is that as we grow, and the influx of awesome ideas increases, we manage to stay a family. If you have never been to the conference don’t worry, you will be welcomed with open arms.  We will provide guidance on navigating the conference as well as host wellness activities and “Dine Around” dinners so that you may meet some of your peers in a smaller setting.  If you are a seasoned attendee, please help our newest members experience why this conference keeps you coming back each year.

There are many factors that play into creating a positive learning environment for our students.  For that reason, you will see the call for topics includes not just education fundamentals but a wide range of subject matter from advocacy and reducing clinical administrative burden to diversifying family medicine educators and students entering family medicine.  We know that our specialty is amazing and critical to serving our nation. We also know that times change and we as educators need to remain innovative so that students know the value of a family physician.

See you in Atlanta!

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If you have additional questions about the submission process, contact Allison Woodworth at 913-800-5675 or

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for the 2020 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education is closed.

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June 16: Proposals Due for the Conference on Medical Student Education