Family Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 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. Journal content is not limited to educational research from family medicine educators; and we welcome innovative, high-quality contributions from authors in a variety of specialties and academic fields.

Published 10 times a year, Family Medicine is relied on by nearly 5,000 family physicians, psychologists, sociologists, and public health specialists for the latest research and commentary on medical education. Family Medicine is indexed in Medline, PubMed, Index Medicus, EBSCO, EMBASE, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, Science Citation Index, and select articles from the Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse on Higher Education.

ISSN: 0742-3225

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Call for Submissions: Curricula on Racism in Health Care

Family Medicine is planning a possible theme issue focused on how medical schools and residencies have implemented and evaluated curricula about the effect of race and ethnicity, implicit bias, and discrimination on health care. Additionally, we are interested in academic medical centers that have executed programs to successfully recruit and retain diverse faculty. Greatest priority will be given to research manuscripts with higher Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation.1

Manuscript categories accepted:

  • Original articles
  • Brief reports
  • Narrative essays

Manuscripts submitted for peer review and consideration for this issue must follow all of our Instructions for Authors and be submitted into the journal’s electronic manuscript system by March 1, 2018. 

  1. Morrison J. ABC of learning and teaching in medicine: evaluation. BMJ. 2003;326(7385):385-387.

Call for Submissions: The Outcomes of Family Medicine for America's Health

The Family Medicine for America’s Health (FMAHealth) Board of Directors and the journal Family Medicine announce our intention to publish a theme issue of Family Medicine to highlight the lessons learned and accomplishments of FMAHealth’s 5-year collaborative effort to drive improvement in American health care, demonstrate the value of primary care, and reform the specialty of family medicine. The purpose of the theme issue will be to provide an assessment of the project and to update the journal’s readers about FMAHealth’s progress in achieving its goals.

Papers for the theme issue will be considered if they are submitted to the journal by July 1, 2018. All submissions should comply with the journal’s Instructions for Authors and must be submitted into the journal’s electronic manuscript management system.  Further details regarding submission requirements, and types of articles sought, can be found at