Curriculum

National Clerkship Curriculum

The National Clerkship Curriculum is for clerkship directors or faculty who are designing, delivering, and evaluating family medicine clerkships. Listen to STFM Past President, Scott Fields, MD explain the why, what, and how.

 

This National Clerkship Curriculum is a resource, not a requirement. The content is designed to help you, but you are not required to use it. However, when your institution is up for reaccreditation, the LCME self study requires that you note whether you used national curriculum to design your clerkship. In addition, you may find this content useful in discussions with your institution's curriculum committee on the amount of time needed to complete the objectives outlined in the national curriculum.

The National Clerkship Curriculum is also not a complete list of all possible patient presentations that family physicians competently manage; rather it is a list of the minimum presentations that should be covered in a clerkship. 

The content of the National Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum is organized into five sections, with specific objectives for each topic.

  • Principles of Family Medicine
  • Core Presentations for Acute Care
  • Core Presentations for Chronic Diseases
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Role of Family Medicine

Do You Have Curricular Resources to Share?

The STFM National Clerkship Curriculum accepts submissions of innovative, successful, inspiring, and/or efficient curricular pieces used in clerkships.

Submissions are peer-reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Contains all essential elements for replication in another setting. Learner assessment tools must be included to be considered.
  • Can be easily replicated entirely or in part, in other clerkships of varying size and structure.
  • Can be placed in the public domain.
  • Does not contain proprietary or sensitive information.
  • Content is likely to remain current, or require minimal updates, for at least 3 years.
  • Expected submission length is 3-5 pages plus appendices/accompanying resources.

Those submissions that are accepted are published in the sections below.

Two yearly calls for submissions are conducted:

  • Spring (Deadline March 15)
  • Fall (Deadline September 15)

Use the Author Worksheet to prepare your submission

Submit Your Curricula

STFM members can access the following peer-reviewed curricular resources specifically geared for these topics:

Coming Soon:

Clerkship Directors Toolkit

This toolkit will feature educational methods, assessment strategies, as well as lots of resources for clerkship management

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