STFM Foundation

Underrepresented in Medicine Campaign

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." 

Areas of Focus and Objectives

The 4-year initiative will focus on the following four areas of focus:

Leadership Blog Posts

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. 

  • 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



Free Student Memberships

Medical students can join the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for free! 

By offering free membership, the Society hopes to increase student interest in family medicine and to show them the value of teaching throughout their careers—either in faculty positions or in practice.

For information about Society benefits for medical students, view the Resources for Students.

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11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway

Leawood, KS 66211





Apr 27-May 1, 2019Annual Spring Conference




May 14: Deadline for Proposals for a CERA Survey of Family Medicine Clerkship Directors

June 17: Call for presentations submission deadline for the Conference on Medical Student Education