Vulnerability in Leadership

  By Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP I was young and inexperienced, and knew it, but also had a sense of adventure. I don’t think I knew what it meant to serve as residency program director. I was only a few years out of residency. And I definitely didn’t know how to supervise faculty, … Continue reading Vulnerability in Leadership

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Being a Family Doctor is a lot like Being a General Contractor

By Erika Sullivan, MD Being a family doctor is a lot like being a general contractor: you’ve got to know about all the systems that make a home or a building operational and then coordinate the necessary professionals to get the job of building or renovating the home done on budget and in a timely … Continue reading Being a Family Doctor is a lot like Being a General Contractor

Supporting Leaders: What Family Medicine needs now

By Susan Cochella, MD, MPH I just returned from a conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) focused on medical student educators, where I again heard a familiar message: Family Medicine needs to lead.  If you are involved with academic Family Medicine you have likely heard this message many times over the … Continue reading Supporting Leaders: What Family Medicine needs now

STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship and Learning to Transition Gracefully

 by Katherine Hastings The first time I heard about the STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship was while I was struggling to write a letter of intent for my application for a position with the University of Utah. I was trying to explain why they should invite me to join their faculty group fresh out of residency. I … Continue reading STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship and Learning to Transition Gracefully