The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) and OAFP Foundation would like to extend their congratulations to the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) on its recent accomplishment, the Student Organization of the Year Award from NEOMED!
The NEOMED Student Organization of the Year Award recognizes one outstanding NEOMED student organization for its continued contribution to the University, service to the community, educational program offerings, and demonstration of effective leadership qualities. Congratulations NEOMED FMIG!
With eight main events and programs reaching up to 80 participants at a time, the NEOMED FMIG has focused on providing quality experiences for NEOMED students to explore the many facets of family medicine.
- Primary Care Champions Mentorship Program
- Motivational Interviewing Practice Sessions
- Migraines/Headaches: Patient and Physician Perspectives
- Robert Zukas Case Presentation Series
- Residency and Match Series: Can I Afford Primary Care? , ERAS Workshop, Residency Interviewing, Match List Ranking and Post-Match Debrief
- Meet the Residencies Series: Cleveland Clinic and Telemedicine & Summa Family Medicine’s OMT Workshop
- Family Medicine Diversity and Student Enrollment Events: Family Medicine is like Chipotle & The AAFP Student
- Sports Medicine.
“I’m so proud of our Family and Community Medicine Department and I love seeing our FMIG featured. A large portion of our award is due to the unwavering support our department gave us. John Boltri, MD, hosted several events, especially the residency series. Marquita Belen, MD, also hosted the migraines event, where we hosted a neurologist from the Cleveland Clinic to discuss the basics of headaches and migraines and how family medicine practitioners and neurologists care for patients–seeing the overlap between family medicine and neurology and where the handoff is to best care for patients was the goal.”
“Most of our events were centered towards students seeing how primary care deals with many of the diseases we’re learning about in class, with a strong patient-centered approach. We had several collaborative events to promote the breadth of family medicine and reach a broad audience of students. Even if students weren’t interested in going into family medicine, they can see what primary care can do.”
“Our school had ~100 student organization events this year and 25 of those were from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)-FMIG. All of our events had to be via Zoom, but we made the most of it and I had several students amazed at how much family medicine can do!”
Ms. Pandey was selected as a 2021 AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute Scholar along with NEOMED FMIG incoming President, Michaela Ward, 2nd year medical student.
“My personal project was the Motivational Interviewing Practice Series. I entered NEOMED wanting to have a lasting impact for the better, and I think this is how I can do that. We had monthly practice sessions, funded by the Magoon Award, and had it open to any NEOMED student: medicine, pharmacy, or graduate. I’m planning on expanding upon this for the Emerging Leaders Institute project.”
“It was a great year and next year’s will be even better–our incoming FMIG president, Ms. Ward is an Emerging Leaders participant too!”
NEOMED is full of leaders for the next generation in family medicine. The annual Department of Family and Community Medicine awards ceremony was held virtually on April 27, to recognize outstanding achievements by medicine students during their time at NEOMED. Read more about the student awards and scholarships on the NEOMED website.
- Kyle Bertea
- Erin Burrier
- Jessica Chan
- Hagar Fass
- Corey Herman
- Kamran Kheder
- AuBree LaForce
- James Lerakis
- Coral Li
- Rachel McGrath
- Mason Page
- Dhara Patel
- Cynthia Pathmathasan
- Devon Smith
- Matthew Steiner
- Talia Torres
- Shana Williams
Congratulations to the NEOMED Family and Community Medicine Department on all of your accomplishments this year!