Family Medicine Core Clerkship Selected as Pilot Site in New STFM Learning Collaborative

Congratulations to our Family Medicine Core Clerkship, under the direction of Dr. Tracy Rydel, for being selected to participate in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Building Better Clinical Training Experiences pilot project.


In this national project, family medicine departments, in collaboration with other departments and professions are in the midst of a pilot project designed to increase the pool of community-based preceptors and the quality of training at ambulatory sites. At Stanford, the pilot effort will be led by Dr. Rydel, and include Family Medicine Core Clerkship team members Dr. Rika Bajra, and Art Johnson. The effort will also be a partnership across Primary Care at Stanford, with the Ambulatory Core Clerkship and Pediatrics Core Clerkships participating and led by Dr. Jackie Tai-Edmonds and Dr. Elizabeth Stuart respectively. The Stanford team will pilot standardized student onboarding resources and processes, as well as standardized preceptor onboarding and engagement resources. The goals of the project are to:


·       Ease the administrative burden on community faculty (preceptors) at ambulatory clinical sites by standardizing  documentation

·       Engage community preceptors

·       Encourage and reward teaching

·       Enhance the quality of training at ambulatory sites

·       Help preceptors integrate students more easily into the practice

·       Increase student value to practices

·       Aid teaching programs in administering clinical clerkship (rotation) experiences


This project is funded by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation.