After determining your FMIG’s goals, your group may want to brainstorm about possible programming ideas that help achieve these goals. For some FMIGs, these range from community service projects to clinical skills workshops. FMIG programming usually falls into one of these categories:
FMIGs may also provide special programming for third- and fourth-year students.
Some programming ideas are below. For more information about programming, check out the Program of Excellence (PoE) winning profiles.
These workshops give students an opportunity to learn and practice procedural skills. Your FMIG may want to recruit some residents to help with the demonstrations and to act as patients, if needed. There are several different types of workshops, these are listed below.
Some FMIGs have made a commitment to performing one community service project a month, others only commit to one service project per year. These types of projects don’t always have to require a major time commitment from all FMIG members. Community service projects can range from volunteering at a clinic to sending holiday cards to elderly residents of a nursing home or collecting canned food for a local food pantry. Community service projects are also a great collaborative activity with other organizations on your campus that have similar mission statements such as AMSA, SNMA, LMSA or others. Some examples of service projects include:
Some things to keep in mind when planning a community service project:
The social aspect of an FMIG allows members to forge friendships with students who have similar interests.
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