The STFM Podcast

January 2024: The New Professionalism with Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP

“The New Professionalism says, you take care of yourself, you take care of each other, you take care of your patients.” - Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP

STFM President Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP, expands on the stirring ideas she laid out in her 2023 President’s Address. With characteristic clarity, she helps us understand the opportunities of the New Professionalism emerging from current generational paradigm shifts. She shares her experience of the New Professionalism as both a practitioner and an educator, and demonstrates the ways that seasoned practitioners can influence the next generation of family medicine docs. Dr Crichlow reminds us that family medicine practitioners are uniquely positioned to build the future of the healthcare system globally and at the bedside. 

Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD, MHA, FAAFP

Copyright © Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2024


Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP: 

Dr Renee Crichlow has been a full spectrum family physician with OB for over twenty years. She has lived and worked in both rural and urban underserved communities. She was the Inaugural holder of the Mac Baird Endowed Chair for Advocacy and Policy at the University of Minnesota and in February 2021 began a new position as Boston University Vice-Chair of Health Equity for the Department of Family Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Codman Square Community Health Center.

Dr Crichlow's first faculty position was an attending physician at UCDavis, with a joint appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and OB/GYN. From 2003 she was faculty for the University of Washington at the Montana Family Medicine Residency. ​Then, Dr Crichlow served as an assistant porfessor and Director of Advocacy and Policy at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine, with her clinic and hospital work in the urban, low-wealth community of North Minneapolis at the UMN North Memorial Family Medicine Residency.

Dr Crichlow has been a long time participant in pipeline development programs including founding physician for the Eastern Montana AHEC in the early 2000s, in North Minneapolis Dr Crichlow developed The Ladder (theladderforamerica.org), a cascading mentorship program that encourages youths from low-income communities to pursue medical careers, and as co-director of UMN undergraduate BA/MD seven-year program at UMN.

All Episodes

Contact Us


11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway

Leawood, KS 66211

(800) 274-7928