• 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.


    2021-2022 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.

    Alex Crockett, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network National Coordinator

    East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
    Contact Alex Crockett | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In his role, Alex leads the FMIG Network to connect and strengthen FMIGs across the country, and helps plan National Conference.

    "Over the next year, I hope to create spaces that prioritize the voices of marginalized communities within the medical field. Whether they be trainees, health care professionals, or patients, I want to create and promote opportunities 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 FMIGs feel more connected to each other and the specialty of Family Medicine and are prepared to address systemic inequalities faced by their future patients."


    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.

    Taree Michelle Chadwick, Region 1 Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional Coordinator

    Region 1 Coordinator | Taree Michelle Chadwick

    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    Contact Taree Michelle Chadwick | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In this role, Taree communicates with FMIG leaders at each medical school in her region, serving as a resource of information about the AAFP and assisting with FMIG programming.

    "In my role as FMIG Regional Coordinator I hope to foster relationships between fellow medical students and strengthen the network across the country. I believe that it should be our goal as future physicians to promote equitable healthcare for all and I plan on uplifting the voices of future family physician who fight for that goal. I hope to inspire other students by creating a sense of community between local Family Medicine Interest Groups and the AAFP. I am honored and look forward to becoming a voice for medical students interested in family medicine."

    Mahuya Barua, Region 2 Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional Coordinator

    Region 2 Coordinator | Mahuya Barua

    Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    Contact Mahuya Barua | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In her role, Mahuya communicates with FMIG leaders at each medical school in her region, serving as a resource of information about the AAFP and assisting with FMIG programming.

    "As a Regional Coordinator, I hope to create a sense of community among the growing network of FMIG chapters and further our goals for advancing family medicine. I am excited to share my passion for family medicine with students in the region and provide effective communication regarding resources, tools, and opportunities. My goal is to provide a platform where students can come together to collaborate, share, and connect with one another to strengthen the FMIG network. I look forward to working with the local FMIG chapters to help foster a strong desire for students to learn more family medicine and enter a career in this field."

    Madeline Standbridge, Region 3 Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional Coordinator

    Region 3 Coordinator | Madeline Standbridge

    East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
    Contact Madeline Standbridge | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In her role, Madeline communicates with FMIG leaders at each medical school in her region, serving as a resource of information about the AAFP and assisting with FMIG programming.

    "As an FMIG Network Regional Coordinator, I hope to create collaborative and inclusive spaces for FMIG leaders to not only actively pursue their interests within Family Medicine but to also empower others to pursue their own. I plan to highlight diverse, community-specific resources, encourage community engagement and advocacy, and facilitate increased communication between FMIGs. I hope through these connections that members will gain a greater sense of national support and awareness for problems faced across the country." 

    Jiayu Tian, Region 4 Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional Coordinator

    Region 4 Coordinator | Jiayu "Kate" Tian

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Contact Kate Tian | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In her role, Kate communicates with FMIG leaders at each medical school in her region, serving as a resource of information about the AAFP and assisting with FMIG programming.

    "As an FMIG regional coordinator, I would like to be an active resource and approachable mentor for FMIG chapters and students who are interested in family medicine. I hope to help create a supportive community for future family physicians and invite more students to see the world of possibilities in this field."

    Samantha Driscoll, Region 5 Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network Regional Coordinator

    Region 5 Coordinator | Samantha Driscoll

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Contact Samantha Driscoll | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In her role, Samantha communicates with FMIG leaders at each medical school in her region, serving as a resource of information about the AAFP and assisting with FMIG programming.

    "I am excited to enhance the network of student leaders in family medicine throughout the Southeast to foster a collaborative community united in passion for this specialty. I hope to create innovative initiatives to empower students in this region interested in primary care and direct them to all that the AAFP has to offer."

    Leah Burkovsky, Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network International Medical Schools Coordinator

    International Medical Schools Coordinator | Leah Burkovsky

    Saba University School of Medicine
    Contact Leah Burkovsky | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In her role, Leah communicates with FMIG leaders at each medical school in her region, serving as a resource of information about the AAFP and assisting with FMIG programming.

    "In my role as a regional coordinator, I hope to support existing FMIGs, as well as help passionate students start FMIGs if their schools don't already have one. I'll ensure students have access to all the resources and tools available from the AAFP. Family medicine is a fantastic field, and I hope to help medical students discover their passion for family medicine throughout medical school."

    Robert Tatum, Jr., Student Liaison to the Student National Medical Association

    AAFP FMIG Liaison to the Student National Medical Association
    Robert Tatum, Jr.

    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
    Contact Robert Tatum, Jr.  | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In his role, Robert works to connect medical student members of the AAFP with SNMA activities and initiatives. He is closely involved with the Family Medicine Interest Group Network, and participates in regular meetings and projects with this collaborative.

    "One of the main causes of deaths for minorities is one that centers around preventable diseases, but they are disproportionately affected because there are a severe lack of doctors that look like them and can appeal to them. My main hope is to continue to bridge the gap between minority students and Family Medicine nationally so that we may begin to be able to heal and do away with how disproportionately minorities are affected by diseases that are preventable and manageable. Being able to bridge this gap in access to care will allow us to provide doctors of a diverse background  that can continue to research, treat, and cure this systematic hold that preventable diseases has on minority communities." 

    Katrina Perez-Vokt, Student Liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association

    AAFP FMIG Liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association
    Kathrina Perez-Vokt

    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Contact Katrina Perez-Vokt | Join the FMIG Network Online Community

    In her role, Katrina works to connect medical student members of the AAFP with LMSA activities and initiatives. She is closely involved with the Family Medicine Interest Group Network, and participates in regular meetings and projects with this collaborative.

    "Hispanic/Latinx Family Medicine physicians are largely underrepresented at 8% of physicians in the United States. It is my lifelong mission to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of medicine, and my newfound leadership role as AAFP-LMSA liaison aligns perfectly with this goal. My vision for this position is to continue fostering the essential connection between the AAFP and LMSA by listening to current LMSA medical students, assessing their interests, and cultivating programming catered towards those interests. Utilizing mentorship as a tool for advocacy, during my time as student liaison I also hope to implement “Mi Familia”, a recurrent LMSA-AAFP webinar series that connects Latinx identifying medical students to current Family Medicine residents and physicians across the country. It is an honor to take part in this unique leadership opportunity that blends my passions for LMSA and Family Medicine, and I cannot wait to connect with students nationwide and share the joys of Family Medicine! Feel free to connect with me on Twitter @KatPerezVokt!"