FMIG Connection

Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs)/Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (SAACOFPs) groups are excellent resources for students interested in exploring family medicine in an informal, but educational (and fun) setting. FMIGs/SAACOFPs 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/SAACOFP related – including resources to help facilitate your FMIG/SAACOFP and opportunities to connect with your community.

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 or contacting your Region 3 Coordinator Madeline Standbridge, second-year medical student at East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

Ohio FMIG/SAACOFP Websites

AAFP FMIG on Social Media

We Want To Hear About Your Accomplishments!

Has your family medicine club started an exciting project, been recognized for a special initiative, or won an award lately? Let us know so we can share the news with OAFP members!

Submit your news to Coordinator of Events and Foundation Programs Caitlin Laudeman and we will feature it in the Student & Resident Newsletter and on OAFP social media. 

If you are an FMIG advisor or student leader and have an update to any of the information on this page, please contact Caitlin to have it updated. In addition, please share any additional information and resources you would like to see on this page with Caitlin.