Discover the FMIG Network

Local Activities with a National Network of Support

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

FMIG Network Mission Statement

  • Encourage active learning and promotion of family medicine.
  • Improve communication between AAFP and campus FMIGs.
  • Serve as credible resource for FMIGs for programming, family physician resources, fundraising and FMIG administration.
  • Foster positive leadership skills and behaviors in FMIG student and faculty leaders.

How It Works

The FMIG Network was established in 1995 as a way to enhance communication and the exchange of best practices among FMIG student and faculty leaders across the country.

The FMIG Network is led by one elected National Coordinator and five appointed Regional Coordinators. They serve as conduits of information from the national and state AAFP offices to the campus FMIGs and often take on a role as consultants to these groups.

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.