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Family Medicine Interest Group

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the University of Tennessee is a student-run organization designed to promote professionalism, create interest in Family Medicine, disseminate information about Family Medicine, and promote medical student leadership in Family Medicine.

We achieve these goals by providing a periodic lunch seminar series highlighting various areas of Family Medicine, providing evening workshops for medical students on splinting, suturing, codes, and other medical techniques, and promoting student-faculty interaction. We are also involved in the AAFP's national community service projects, and sponsor students to attend the annual AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students, held in Kansas City MO, where students can interact with Family Medicine Residency representatives from around the country.

The FMIG Leadership consists of an FMIG President and an FMIG Leadership Council. The FMIG President and Leadership Council Members are appointed (or re-appointed) every year at the beginning of May. The FMIG faculty advisor is Dr. Sarah Tiggelaar, and the FMIG coordinator is Dr. Sharon Tabachnick. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the FMIG!

To join the FMIG, please contact Dr. Sharon Tabachnick.

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis would like to invite any UT medical student within the College of Medicine to join the Family Medicine Interest Group. 

This membership will give you the below listed benefits and resources:

AAFP student membership gives you immediate, members-only access to educational and career resources -- resources that will serve you as a student, resident and practicing physician.

American Family Physician Journal -- Read reviews of other medical periodicals, articles on patient care and diagnosis, as well as clinical review articles to use as study resources.

Local Support -- Expect grassroots "where you live" kind of support in the form of mentoring programs, scholarships, and local meetings.

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (NC) -- Network, take procedural courses and check out residency programs located all over the country in one central spot.

Member Discounts -- Receive special pricing, quality and great service through AAFP's business partnerships.

Virtual FMIG Web site -- Explore family medicine, specialty choice, residency programs, medical school survival and more.

Strolling Through the Match -- Navigate the residency match process.

AAFP's Debt Management Guide -- Discover ways to limit your total costs and manage your school debt.

AAFP/FMIG Student Membership Coordinator Program (Members Only) -- Help medical students learn about the specialty of family medicine and the benefits of AAFP Student membership while earning incentives.

Getting Involved in Your Academy -- The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the few specialty organizations to actively enlist their student members in leadership roles. The AAFP values the contributions made by medical students and reconize the importance of training future leaders of medicine.

Family Medicine Board Review Questions -- Prepare for your boards with members-only access to Board Review questions and answers.

Last Published: Sep 26, 2019