Family Medicinean official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, aims to publish high-quality, original scholarship about education in family medicine and primary care. The journal publishes original research, systematic reviews, narrative essays, and policy analyses relevant to the discipline of family medicine, particularly focusing on primary care medical education, health workforce policy, and health services research. The journal does not publish clinical review articles.

Family Medicine is committed to advancing efforts toward inclusion and antiracism in all journal-related activities. We endeavor to eliminate bias and racism in our editorial process and published content.
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Call For Papers—
Recruit, Mentor, and Promote a Diverse Family Medicine Workforce.

Submission deadline: August 15

Family Medicine seeks submissions for a theme issue on recruiting, mentoring, and promoting a diverse family medicine workforce. Family medicine is one of the most gender and racially diverse specialties, yet the discipline lags behind the general population in diversity, particularly in academic settings. Yet a diverse workforce is paramount to the health of patients and communities and success within organizations. Therefore our goal is to collect high-quality articles on pathway programs, recruitment initiatives, and meaningful retention and promotion strategies aimed to diversify the family medicine workforce. Original research and brief reports are welcome. FM Focus submissions must have high yield, concise information that will be published as an infographic. Narrative essay submissions should share original stories from the perspective of students, residents, faculty members, or practicing physicians.

The STFM Medical Editing Fellowship: A Gateway to Scholarly Growth for Community Physicians

by Priyanka Tulshian, MD, MPH, current fellow 

The path of a community physician is replete with personal patient interactions, localized health solutions, and the day-to-day fulfillment that comes from serving the immediate needs of a community.  Yet, the pursuit of scholarship can sometimes seem like a distant reality, reserved for those in academia or large research-focused institutions. The Society of Teachers Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Editing fellowship presented me with a bridge between these two worlds, offering a community physician and educator a pathway to enhance my scholarly pursuits. My experience as a fellow has augmented my career in ways I had scarcely imagined.. READ MORE

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