Funding Initiative Ideas and Resources
Funding Initiative FAQs
How do I contact my AAFP State Chapter?
Download the state chapter contact information(8 page PDF). You'll need to have your state chapter co-sign the application and then send it back to you (to submit with the rest of your materials) or they can send it directly to the AAFP.
What is a Tax Identification Number?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires that we collect the Tax Identification Number (also known as Employer Identification Number) from each organization that we write a check to. If you have the check made payable to an individual (instead of your school), you'll need to provide a W-9 form(www.irs.gov) (PDF).
Do we need to send the hard copies of the event evaluations?
Yes, you will need to submit these along with your application and program summary. You're welcome to make a copy of these documents for your own use. If you have students fill out the surveys online, please indicate that on the program summary form.
Any other questions? Please contact Sam Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 274-2237, ext. 6722.
The requirements for the FMIG Funding Initiative are designed to be flexible to encourage creativity among FMIGs' programming, and to allow FMIGs to address the needs and interests of their unique school environments and communities. But, that doesn't mean you have to go it alone.
Presentation ideas and resources
Your Future is Family Medicine: Family medicine in a 28-slide PowerPoint nutshell. This presentation, a collaboration between several primary care organizations and societies, touches on all the main points in primary care, from the importance of primary care in an optimal health care system, to specifics on procedures a family physician can perform and a typical week for a family physician. In addition to the downloadable PowerPoint, you'll find speakers' notes and pre- and post-evaluation tools.
Patient-Centered Medical Home: The PCMH model of care revolves around the family physician, and because of that important role, is essential for medical students to understand. We can help you prepare for a presentation on this topic with a customizeable PowerPoint presentation on PCMH, speakers' notes, and a short video(www.youtube.com) you can show your audience. We can also send you free handouts--just email Sam Carlson at email@example.com.
Community service project ideas and resources
There are a number of community service programs already set up and ready for your participation, and these can be a great way to get your FMIG involved in your community, as well as get more students interested and involved in your FMIG!
- Tar Wars, a smoking cessation and prevention program from the AAFP;
- AIM HI!, an exercise and healthful lifestyle promotion program from the AAFP
Collaboration ideas and resources
Make your project and impact as great as possible by collaborating with another group. Some ideas for collaborations are:
- Student National Medical Association, which has programming to address smoking cessation and obesity similar to the AAFP's;
- American Medical Student Association(www.amsa.org), which celebrates Primary Care Week;
- Your state Academy of Family Physicians(8 page PDF), which may be able to help coordinate speakers or help you host a clinical skills workshop;
- Another primary care interest group at your school;
- An FMIG at a neighboring college, or;
- Another school- or community-based organization that has overlapping goals and mission.
Contact your FMIG Network Regional Coordinator for help on collaborating with a school in your region, or for ideas on any of the above topics. The Regional Coordinators are medical students themselves and experienced leaders in their FMIGs and often have very helpful advice.