Discover the FMIG Network

Local Activities with a National Network of Support

The AAFP established the National Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network in 1995 to aid communication and the exchange of best practices between FMIG students and faculty leaders across the country. The network consists of student FMIG leaders and campus-based faculty, five appointed Regional Coordinators, one elected National Coordinator, and a liaison to the Student National Medical Association. These coordinators serve as consultants to and resources for FMIGs.

FMIG Network Vision

Build a robust workforce of compassionate, committed, and highly qualified family physicians who care for and improve the health of all.

FMIG Network Mission

Develop the family medicine workforce and advance the specialty of family medicine by strengthening current and aspiring medical students through the FMIG Network across the country, therefore empowering U.S. medical students to be prepared for and choose to pursue a career in family medicine.

FMIG Network Strategic Objectives

  1. Raise the awareness, understanding, and confidence of medical students to choose family medicine.
  2. Develop leadership skills and competencies that will enable and encourage future family physicians to excel in a primary care career and influence the health care system.
  3. Encourage the success and effectiveness of local FMIGs, and increase their ability to collaborate with other FMIGs in their regions.
  4. Improve the diversity of the family medicine workforce.
  5. Create a shared vision for the future of family medicine and primary care in the United States.

What is an FMIG?

Like other medical specialty interest groups prevalent on medical school campuses, Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) provide a forum for students interested in a particular area of medicine -- family medicine.

FMIGs are student-run with oversight by a faculty advisor. Through these groups, students cultivate their interests and leadership potential, get involved in community service and mentoring activities, and focus on their future as family physicians.


Get Involved

Learn more about what you'll experience when you get involved with the FMIG on your campus.

Want to start an FMIG on your campus? Learn how »

Contact Your FMIG Regional Coordinator

Determine your region below and click on your coordinator's name to learn more, including how to connect.

RegionRegional Coordinator
Region: #1 (Western)
Regional Coordinator: Victoria Boggiano
Region: #2 (Midwest)
Regional Coordinator: Margaret Smith
Region: #3 (Mid-Atlantic)
Regional Coordinator: Joe Brodine
Region: #4 (Northeast)
Regional Coordinator: Ranjani Natarajan
Region: #5 (Southeast)
Regional Coordinator: Chandler Stisher

Stay Connected

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Like, follow, and subscribe to stay in the loop on upcoming events, scholarships, deadlines, and opportunities for you as a student interested in family medicine and for your FMIG.

Join Your Region's Community

Each region of the FMIG Network has its own online community. These groups are a great way to stay connected with your regional coordinator and with other FMIGs in your region. From the list above, please find your respective region and then sign up here.