The Commission on Education (COE) and the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) published recommendations to improve equity in the residency application process and reduce challenges during the recruitment process, including costs, travel, and perceived pressure to apply to a large number of residency programs. The letter includes a recommendation for residencies to conduct only virtual interviews and a recommendation to encourage candidates to target applications to a limited number of programs.
In collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the STFM and AAFP resources listed below are intended to provide guidance to advisors and faculty about how they can best support medical students pursuing family medicine residencies during the 2021-22 recruitment season.
Created by the STFM Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee, this guide highlights examples of how programs can conduct consistently effective virtual interviews and showcase their campus and communities to ensure a good fit for both programs and learners. Strategies are also shared for supporting equity in interviewing to minimize bias and promote diversity in recruitment.
Webinar: "A Conversation for Faculty Advisors: Guiding Students Through the Family Medicine Match"
Watch a recording below of this virtual panel session discussion of family medicine student advising during application fever with other faculty advisors and med school administrators. STFM Medical Student Education Committee Chair, Ann Rutter, MD, MS, led a panel of medical school faculty to share strategies and ideas for guiding students through the residency interview season.
Recorded AAFP Livestream: Applying to Family Medicine Residencies
Watch the replay below to use actionable insights from family medicine panelists to leverage your program's residency interview process, including:
- How students can position themselves as the strongest possible candidate
- How to leverage the virtual interview to everyone's advantage
- How to use data to make application decisions
- The latest Match trends in family medicine