• Connect With Your FMIG Network Leaders

    We’re stronger together. To find an FMIG near you or to collaborate with other FMIGs in your region and achieve shared goals, connect with your FMIG Network leaders. Use the map and FMIG Network leader information below to see your region and who you should contact.

    FMIG Regions

    Which region is your FMIG in?

    Blue states (Western), Region 1

    Orange states (Midwestern), Region 2

    Red states (Mid-Atlantic), Region 3

    Silver states (Northeastern), Region 4

    Green states (Southeastern), Region 5

    International, contact the International Medical Student Coordinator

    Want to learn how FMIGs and the Latino Medical Student Association or Student National Medical Association can collaborate to advance their goals? Contact our FMIG liaisons to the SNMA and LMSA.


    2020-2021 National Coordinator

    The FMIG Network National Coordinator supports and facilitates the work of the five Regional Coordinators to develop and strengthen FMIGs on medical school campuses across the country. He or she is also a member of the AAFP Commission on Education, as well as its subcommittee on National Conference Planning. The National Coordinator is elected at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, and serves a one-year term.

    Hannah Smith

    East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
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    Regional and International Coordinators | SNMA and LMSA Liaisons

    The Regional Coordinators of the Family Medicine Interest Group Network play a crucial role in connecting students with local FMIGs and helping FMIGs around the nation connect with and learn from each other. Additionally, the FMIG Network includes two liaisons who help FMIGs collaborate with the Student National Medical Association and the Latino Medical Student Association. A National Coordinator oversees the objectives and activities of the FMIG Network.

    Region 1 Coordinator | Garrett S. Kneese

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Long School of Medicine
    Email Garrett | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    My top priority is ensuring that our region's FMIGs are well-connected with the AAFP and to support them with resources and opportunities for the bolstering of the family medicine physician workforce. I hope to be as integrative as possible for our region's FMIGs in order to promote initiative synergies and create a sense of community amongst our organization that will be expounded upon at the National Conference. The conference will provide us all with a stronger understanding of the regional and national network of FMIGs and of the family medicine specialty.

    Region 2 Coordinator | Katherine Yu

    George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Email Katherine | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    In my role as FMIG Regional Coordinator, I'm hoping to help foster interconnectedness between FMIG chapters. As many of us have moved to and become more familiar with virtual platforms, I think this is an incredible opportunity for us to share resources, events, and institutional knowledge.

    Region 3 Coordinator | Cody Klinker

    University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
    Email Cody | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    As a Regional Coordinator, I hope to inspire and share my love and passion for family medicine to the many medical students in my region. I will work hard to keep open communication between our incredible FMIGs, making them aware of what the AAFP and FMIG Network has to offer. Through this, I hope to strengthen and grow existing FMIGs by ensuring that members have all the resources and tools they need to get their communities excited about family medicine.

    Region 4 Coordinator | Stephen "Alex" Crockett

    East Tennessee State University - James H Quillen College of Medicine
    Email Alex | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    As an FMIG Network Regional Coordinator, I hope to uplift the voices of marginalized communities within the medical field. Whether they be trainees, health care professionals, or patients, I want to create and promote spaces where individuals from marginalized communities can share their experiences with medical students and shape a more just and equitable healthcare system. Through these events, I hope that students from different regional FMIGs feel more connected to each other and their community and are prepared to address systemic inequalities faced by their future patients.

    Region 5 Coordinator | Austin H. Brooks, MS

    University of Alabama School of Medicine
    Email Austin | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    In my role I hope to foster a strong desire for students to enter a career in family medicine. I think achieving this will be done best by having local FMIGs lead the charge for what their students need, all while having support from the national leadership. As FMIG regional coordinator I hope to bridge the gap between the AAFP and local FMIGs.

    International Medical Schools Coordinator | Tameka Lawrence, MSCR

    Ross University School of Medicine
    Email Tameka | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    I hope to give IMGs a voice as well as connect them with untapped resources. In addition, I want the world to know about what family medicine is and how family physicians can help our loved ones.

    AAFP FMIG Liaison to the Student National Medical Association
    Corey D. Boggs, MS, MD

    Ross University School of Medicine
    Email Corey | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    I hope to increase interest in the specialty of family medicine by exposing SNMA members to the versatility of the field beyond the traditional outpatient scope. I would also like to increase awareness of about the shortage of minority physicians (in particular) within this specialty and how important SNMA members are in combating this issue.

    AAFP FMIG Liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association
    Ariana Rodriguez

    Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California
    Email Ariana | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    What do you hope to accomplish in your role?

    I hope to combine my love of family medicine with my passion for providing underrepresented students in medicine with the mentorship and resources they need to accomplish their goals. I look forward to providing them with opportunities to explore an interest in family medicine and ultimately supporting URM students in their journey of finding the perfect specialty for them.