Key Initiatives

Guidelines for Protected Non-Clinical Time for Faculty in Residency Programs

The STFM Protected Faculty Time Initiative

An STFM task force, with support and representation from the Association of Departments of Family Medicine and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, has developed national guidelines that define the amount of time needed by faculty to meet the non-clinical requirements of residency programs. This is in response to a national trend toward maximizing clinical productivity of faculty, which reduces the amount of time available teach and to meet administrative responsibilities and accreditation requirements.

The task force was chaired by Simon Griesbach, MD, Assistant Director, Waukesha Family Medicine Residency, Waukesha, WI.

Specifically, the task force was asked to:

The Guidelines were published in June 2021.

Task Force Members:

Chair: Simon Griesbach, MD
Waukesha Family Medicine Residency, Waukesha, WI

Glenn Dregansky, DO
WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency, Battle Creek, MI

Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH
UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Galveston, TX 

Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
College of Community Health Science/Institute for Rural Health Research, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Sarah Holder DO
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Atlantic City, NJ

Karyn Kolman, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Gregory Lewis, MD
California Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Roett, MD, MPH
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Kim Stutzman, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho - Nampa

Mary Theobald, MBA
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Leawood, KS


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