September 1, 2021—The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched:
- National telemedicine curriculum for students and family medicine residents
- Guidance to help teaching clinicians integrate telemedicine topics into courses, clerkships, and residency curricula
The curriculum is free for STFM members; the guidance for teaching clinicians is free for everyone. The content emphasis is on family medicine, but many components of the resources are applicable to other specialties and health professions.
The telemedicine curriculum is divided into five asynchronous modules:
- Module 1: Intro to Telehealth
- Module 2: The Telehealth Encounter
- Module 3: Requirements for Telehealth
- Module 4: Access and Equity in Telehealth
- Module 5: Future of Telehealth
Learners can print out a certificate of completion at the end of each module. These can be presented to faculty if completion needs to be tracked at the school/program level.
The curriculum and resources were developed by an STFM task force chaired by Steven Lin, MD. The curriculum is being piloted from September through December by 30 family medicine departments and programs. The curriculum may be tweaked in early 2022 based on the results of the pilot.Access Telemedicine Curriculum and Resources