Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) are an excellent resource for students interested in exploring family medicine in an informal, but educational (and fun) setting. FMIGs provide programming and information that may not be offered in the medical school curriculum. Medical students can hear about the history of family medicine and its future and be exposed to a wide range of clinical skills and procedures important to family physicians.
The OAFP Foundation has created this section as a clearing house for all things FMIG related – including how to create an FMIG, how to lead one, and information on funding opportunities.
The American Academy of Family Physicians also has a valuable national FMIG Network to aid communication and the exchange of best practices between FMIG students and faculty leaders across the country. The network consists of campus-based faculty and student FMIG leaders, appointed regional coordinators, and one elected national coordinator. These coordinators serve as consultants to and resources for FMIGs.
Ohio’s FMIGs are in region 3 of the National Network. Stay up-to-date on events happening in your region by joining the region 3 community; contacting your Region 3 Coordinator Yeri Park, a third-year medical student at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, anytime; or following region 3 on Facebook.
Ohio FMIG Websites
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine FMIG
- Northeast Ohio Medical University FMIG
- The Ohio State University College of Medicine FMIG
- Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine FMIG
- The University of Toledo College of Medicine and The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine do not currently have FMIG websites.
FMIG on Social Media
- National FMIG Network Facebook page
- Follow the National FMIG Network on twitter at @AAFP_FMIG
- Follow AAFP Students on twitter at @fammedstudents
If you are an FMIG advisor or student leader and see a mistake to this information, please contact Director of Events and Foundation Programs Kaitlin McGuffie to have it updated. Please also share any additional information and resources you would like to see on this page with Ms. McGuffie.