The UNC-FMIG is an organization dedicated to students interested in a career in Family Medicine as well as other primary care disciplines. UNC has a nationally renowned program in family medicine and we provide a foundation for the students to interact and learn from the excellent family physicians and residents staff here. In addition we support community involvement activities in preventive medicine, medical skills enhancement, and leadership roles for students wishing to be involved in primary care. Furthermore we provide an opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available in the field of family medicine. By organizing various community projects, scheduling educational speakers, offering skill building sessions and attending conferences, our members acquire the qualities needed to become strong voices in policy and community leadership, as well as competent, compassionate physicians.
Activities in 2010-2011
Student Activities Fair
Fall Welcome Meeting
Co-sponsored Primary Care Week with AMSA
Fall Family Medicine Dinner with residents and guest speaker Dr. Artie Axelbank
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) Fall Conference in Asheville, NC
Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Medicine Scholars interest meeting
Co-sponsored a Geriatrics in Primary Care Luncheon: Family perspective on dealing with dementia
Spring Family Medicine Dinner with NCAFP
Luncheon with guest speaker Dr. Richard Roberts, President of the Word Organization of Family Doctors
2011 Family Medicine Day in Durham, NC
Our Community Outreach program is entitled Tar Wars. It is an educational program that teaches 5th graders about the detriments of smoking. This is a minimal time commitment and a fantastic experience. This program should be underway in the schools in February. For scheduling information, contact Jock Moore. For more info, please contact Jock and/or visit the Tar Wars website at www.tarwars.org.
If you have questions, comments, or would like to be on our e-mail list, please contact any of presidents.