Family Medicine Interest Group

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) serves as a resource for students considering primary care. The goal of FMIG is both to educate and excite medical students about the diverse opportunities in Family Medicine. The FMIG had another highly successful year under the leadership of a Student Executive Committee.

The group sponsors several activities that attract large numbers of students, including the highly successful, annual Primary Care Residency Fair, offering students a broad exposure to residency training programs throughout the region. FMIG orchestrates social events between Family Medicine residents and medical students to allow residents to share their perspective on their pursuit in Family Medicine, including a graduation dinner for FMIG students, faculty, and 4th year students who have matched in family practice. Students from FMIG also attend the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians annual retreat where they learn about the current issues and future directions of family medicine from physicians and residents.

FMIG also organizes teaching workshops that better prepare first and second year medical students for their clinical rotations, such as a Heart Sounds Workshop that allows students to practice their cardiac auscultation and diagnostic skills. Other events often include an office procedures workshop and talks by a variety of Family Physicians.

Students in the FMIG are eligible for free membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Ohio Academy will pay the dues for a medical student's first two years. This membership includes a free subscription to American Family Physician (a $40 value), a bimonthly Resident/Student newsletter, and other benefits.