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, a liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association, 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 or Liaison to the SNMA or LMSA

A team of medical students lead the FMIG Network. Determine your region below and click on your coordinator's name to learn more, including how to connect. Meet the FMIG Network's liaisons to the SNMA and LMSA to find out how campus groups can collaborate and achieve shared goals.

RegionRegional Coordinator
Region: #1 (Western)
Regional Coordinator: Hannah Smith
Region: #2 (Midwest)
Regional Coordinator: Brynn Wright
Region: #3 (Mid-Atlantic)
Regional Coordinator: Shelby Owens
Region: #4 (Northeast)
Regional Coordinator: Rebecca Stoll
Region: #5 (Southeast)
Regional Coordinator: Merkle Moore

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Join the FMIG Network Online Community

The FMIG Network has its own online community. Joining this student-only forum is a great way to connect with FMIGs across the country, share ideas, and get inspiration. Learn how to sign up and start a conversation today.