Residency Curriculum Resource Call for Associate Editors

The Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource editorial board is seeking two associate editors to join us as we embark on an exciting step in the development of learning and teaching tools for family medicine education.

If you have experience in curriculum development, peer reviewing scholarly material, and a passion for family medicine residency education, we ask you to consider applying for one of the competitive associate editor slots on the Residency Curriculum Resource editorial board. The job description below outlines the responsibilities and benefits of this key role.

To apply, please email the following to Vickie Greenwood by Nov. 3, 2015: a current CV and a letter of interest that describes your expertise, why you want to be involved, and your commitment to the time requirements of the position (50 hours of editorial work, 2 days of in-person meetings, and four conference calls per year for 3 years).  

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Greenwood at or 800-274-2237 ext. 6738.

Background on the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource

The Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource, an online resource of competency-based curriculum content, was established in 2012 by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Programs (AFMRD) and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Mike Tuggy, MD, program director at Swedish Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, serves as the senior editor of the Residency Curriculum Resource.

The Residency Curriculum Resource was designed to progress in two phases. The first phase involved uploading AAFP curricular guidelines into dynamic, web-based core topic readings for PGY1. This content has been made available to AFMRD and STFM members at no charge. 

Phase 2 will launch this spring with the introduction of 120 peer-reviewed curricular materials developed by STFM and AFMRD members. Among these materials will be case-based presentations, quizzes, and facilitators' guides for the core content of family medicine education. In order to ensure these resources are sustainable, access to Phase 2 content will be subscription-based.

Residency Curriculum Resource Associate Editor Job Description

  • Work as part of an editorial board to develop editorial guidelines and core curriculum topics
  • Identify and update recommended readings on curricular topics
  • Review proposals for curriculum submitted by faculty members or residents
  • Review submitted curriculum and work directly with authors to refine content created in accordance with established guidelines
  • Update curriculum topic list on a yearly basis to ensure that the core topics are still appropriate
Necessary Skills
  • Experience in curriculum development of at least 5 years
  • Experience as a clinical educator of at least 5 years
  • Ability to review content and determine if the quality of such content meets our standards and is applicable to the specific curricular area
  • Basic ability to work with spreadsheets, PowerPoint documents, and cloud-based file-sharing software 
  • Ability to complete tasks within the assigned time frame agreed to by the editors
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other editors

3 years. Following the completion of the 3-year term, additional 1-year  terms may be negotiated.

$1,000 per year for duration of the term 

During their three-year term, and for the three years following, all editors and their residency programs get free access to the content of the Residency Curriculum Resource.