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.
Joining an FMIG during medical school is an excellent way to explore the specialty of family medicine in an informal, educational, and fun setting! In addition to meeting others interested in family medicine, FMIG members benefit from supplemental programming and information related to primary care that may not be available in medical school curriculum.
To learn about the family medicine interest group at your school, reach out to the FMIG leaders on your campus, or connect with one of the AAFP's national FMIG Network leaders. Find your region and contact information for a coordinator who can help you get connected.
Each campus family medicine interest group is part of a bigger picture. At the national level, the AAFP helps groups coordinate and share ideas, and provides resources and funding to support programming and organizational goals. Learn more about the FMIG Network and the AAFP's resources for FMIGs