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 towards inclusion and antiracism in all journal-related activities. We endeavor to eliminate bias and racism in our editorial process and published content. Read the full diversity statement

E-ISSN: 1938-3800

Recently Published

How to Sponsor, Coach, and Mentor: A Qualitative Study With Family Medicine Department Chairs
Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD; Tyler S. Rogers, MD; Amanda Weidner, MPH; Dean A. Seehusen, MD, MPH; Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD, DHL (Hon)
Academic Achievement and Competency in Rural and Urban Family Medicine Residents
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD | Zachary J. Morgan, MS | C. Holly A. Andrilla, MS | Samantha W. Pollack, MHS | Randall Longenecker, MD | David Schmitz, MD | Davis G. Patterson, PhD
Rural Versus Urban Family Medicine Residency Scope of Training and Practice
Samantha W. Pollack, MHS | C. Holly A. Andrilla, MS | Lars Peterson, MD, PhD | Zachary J. Morgan, MS | Randall Longenecker, MD | David Schmitz, MD | David V. Evans, MD | Davis G. Patterson, PhD


Author Tips

Mistakes That Authors Make in Their Submissions to Family Medicine

The Family Medicine editorial team wants authors to be successful and has come up with the following list of common errors to avoid when submitting a manuscript.

The journal is interested in curriculum designed for medical students and residents, projects that impact resident and faculty work life, as well as policy papers that comment on issues related to the discipline. The journal is also interested in papers describing DEIA initiatives developed in departments, residencies, and medical schools. We publish research, narratives, and commentaries.

It is our hope that this blog post helps authors consistently submit strong papers in the future.

Apply for the STFM Medical Editing Fellowship

The STFM Medical Editing Fellowship provides one faculty member a yearlong experience with the editorial and publishing teams at Family Medicine. Through this part-time, virtual fellowship, early or mid-career faculty receive coaching and hands-on experience to improve their skills in writing, reviewing, and editing scientific papers. The fellowship begins in June. Applications are due March 1, 2023.