Family Medicine Student Resources

UNC Med Students have several opportunities to learn more and gain experience in Family Medicine.  Opportunities are available for participation in student programs, conferences, and professional organizations.  The following are some resources related to Family Medicine:

Student Programs:


Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST)
A new THREE-year medical school curriculum to fast-track into the UNC Family Medicine Residency Underserved Track, followed by three years of service in North Carolina. Curriculum starts March 2016.

The Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Scholars is a longitudinal program for medical students who are interested in practicing cost-effective, high-quality primary care as part of a larger vision of improving the health of populations. In addition to this unique blending of primary care and public health concepts, the program helps students build skills in research, writing, and leadership.
RUMSPSarah Graham Kenan Rural & Underserved Medical Scholars Program
The Sarah Graham Kenan Rural & Underserved Medical Scholars Program (RUMSP) serves to ultimately increase the number of UNC SOM students seeking rural health careers in North Carolina and to provide financial support and enrichment experiences to sustain their decisions. The rural scholars program provides participants the opportunity to commit to the Asheville longitudinal program and a mentoring experience with a rural preceptor over the course of 3 years during their medical education.
Family Medicine Interest Groups (FMIGs) at each of North Carolina's four medical schools allow medical students the opportunity to learn and discover what it means to be a family physician. Each group is unique and many hold monthly or quarterly meetings featuring activities and speakers that present on a variety of family medicine's unique aspects.
CAMPOS is an enrichment program offered to entering students who have intermediate to advanced Spanish fluency. It is designed to run concurrently with the traditional curriculum. The goal of CAMPOS is to graduate more students who can independently care for the increasing number Latino patients in North Carolina.
FMIG Community Outreach educational program that teaches 5th graders about the detriments of smoking.
UNC's Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) coordinates the community service efforts of health science students from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and the School of Social Work.



Once a year, family medicine leaders and educators come from across the nation to share their knowledge with family medicine residents and medical students.
The University of North Carolina Statewide Department of Family Medicine, with residencies at Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, Hendersonville, Monroe and Wilmington, has held an annual faculty retreat at Wildacres since the late 1970s. This annual gathering of UNC Family Medicine faculty has produced amazing collaborative projects to benefit the health of North Carolinians.

Professional Organizations:

George Wolff Award Faculty Candidates

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholarship

The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 100,300 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of Family Medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians is the state's largest specialty medical association, with a membership of over 2,900 family physicians, Family Medicine residents and medical students. The NCAFP is a federated chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians and was originally chartered in 1948.
The Society was founded in 1967 to respond to the needs of family medicine educators. Membership of nearly 5,000 teachers of family medicine.  These teachers include medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors and all involved in family medicine education.
The North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) is a multidisciplinary organization for primary care researchers. Founded in 1972 and oriented to family medicine, NAPCRG welcomes members from all primary care generalist disciplines and related fields, including epidemiology, behavioral sciences, and health services research.
The Robert Graham Center exists to improve individual and population health by enhancing the delivery of primary care.
ACU is a nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.