The STFM Foundation Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Campaign reflects an initiative to increase resources to support URM faculty, URM community teachers, and URM medical students and residents going into academic family medicine. The AAMC definition of underrepresented in medicine is:
"Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population."
The 4-year initiative will focus on the following four areas of focus:
The STFM Foundation launched a year-long blog series. In this series, The Path We Took, URM members share the path they took to become faculty and leaders in family medicine.
- One African American Woman’s Leadership Journey—Judy Washington, MD, shares how different STFM opportunities shaped her career
One of Those Kids in That Class Is Me and They Deserve a Chance—Renee Crichlow, MD, shares her story so eloquently reminding us that we all have a responsibility to identify SDOH and create the next generation of doctors:
- Mi Gente—Edgar Figueroa, MD, MPH, shares how being in STFM has allowed him to stay connected
Sonja Shipley, MD is the editor for the URM and Health Equity Blogs. Please consider sharing your story to inspire new URM leaders within STFM to take advantage of what we all know to be career changing opportunities. You can send your story to Sonya at firstname.lastname@example.org