Family Medicine Interest Group

Dr. Nicole Turkson, DFM faculty, and Lauren Gunderman, MS4, accepting the Family Medicine Interest Group Program Excellence Award at the 2016 National Conference in Kansas City, July 2016.

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is an organization that gives students a glimpse into family medicine and the diverse career opportunities available within this specialty. All medical students, whatever their interests, are encouraged to attend organization events which include informational meetings, faculty panels, procedural/skills labs, community service projects, match panels, Mental Health First Aid training, and the annual Family Medicine Residency Dinner.


Student membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians and Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is free. Students are encouraged to get involved at the state and national level. As members of the AAFP, students receive a journal by mail each month. The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians pays the annual membership fee for medical students. You can join anytime — just e-mail one of the officers if you have any questions.


Thanks to the efforts of the student leaders and support from family medicine faculty, the FMIG improved the way it promotes family medicine to Boonshoft students during the 2014-2015 school year. The American Academy of Family Physicians noticed these efforts and awarded this FMIG with a Program of Excellence Award for both 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Residency Program Dinner

FMIG Residency Program Dinner
FMIG Residency Program Dinner


Feel free to contact any of us at any time with questions, concerns or ideas!

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The Ladder

Get involved with The Ladder, a cascading mentorship program based at the Family Medicine Residency that invites local children who are interested in a health career to join a society of medical scholars. The society gathers on the second Saturday of each month for sharing, learning about some aspect of health and lunch. Family medicine faculty, residents, medical students and other health professions students and pre-health students are involved. The program's slogan is “Lift as you climb. Build as you grow.”



Last edited on 11/12/2021.