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.
Upcoming FMIG Events:
Clinical Correlates Workshop Series, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016.
Topics: X-Ray: Common Fractures, EKGs, Women's Health, Respiratory Diagnosis & Therapy, Smoking Cessation
Tar Wars - Service Opportunity, Spring 2016
Anti-tobacco outreach for 4th and 5th grade students
Family Medicine National Speaker, Spring 2016
From Sydney Hartsell, MS2:
Announcing a new UNC SOM program: Carolina MOMS: Medical students Offering Maternal Support! The program is almost ready to begin a pilot with a small group of interested MS1s who can provide feedback. We are recruiting YOU!
In a nutshell, Carolina MOMS partners first and second-year med students with expectant mothers as an additional source of one-on-one support and health resource navigation.
This is not a shadowing experience, but an opportunity to make a very real one-on-one connection with a patient *as a supporter,* not a care provider. You will learn about pregnancy and birth from the perspective of a mother! All MS1s are welcome and you do not have to know anything about babies!
Questions? Interested in participating in the pilot?
Contact Sydney Hartsell
Tuesday, December 1 at noon
Room: Bondurant G010
Fine-tune your EKG skills in this workshop taught by Family Medicine residents. Learn how to apply your knowledge to cases in a primary care context. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 who sign up. We’ll send out a Sign Up Genius link as the time gets closer. Stay tuned!
NCAFP Winter Weekend
December 3 – 6, Asheville, NC
The NCAFP Winter Weekend is fast approaching! Perks of attending: networking with other students and faculty from around the state, hearing talks about innovations in primary care, practicing hands-on skills workshops, and exploring Asheville. Plus — with support from the NCAFP and UNC Family medicine, this experience can be FREE for students!
IMPORTANT - We need you to sign up before NOV 13th to secure enough funding to cover the conference fee and accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Please sign up on the Google Doc link below.
Click here to sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d50J3qaYy3Bd49g30-IOs1u0nQNFEc86bvce3v0obkc/edit?usp=sharing
In order to be reimbursed for the cost of the conference, it is important that you register for AAFP/NCAFP, which is free for medical students. Become a member here. You will also need to register for the conference separately (you will be reimbursed the $25 registration fee in Asheville). Register here.
Also, on the google doc, please be sure to indicate if you will need accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville, and if you are interested in carpooling.
We will send out an additional email later to help organize ourselves into cars and hotel rooms based on your preferences and schedules.
An Apple a Day: Barriers to Healthy Eating in Low-Income Communities and the Role of Physicians
Tuesday, November 23 at noon.
We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So why do so many Americans struggle with eating a healthy diet? Join AMSA for a panel discussion with faculty from the School of Public Health on the impact of food on health, barriers to healthy eating for low income folks, and what we, as future doctors, can do about it all. Non-pizza food will be provided!
Movie / Dinner Night
Wednesday, November 4. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm, movie starts at 6:00 pm.
COGIG and MSFC have graciously invited FMIG to join them for a Movie and (Free) Dinner event!
- Watch “Blessed Fruit of the Womb,” a 25 min film about the fight for reproductive rights and freedom in Guatemala.
- Engage with speakers from Ipas, an international NGO dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion.
- Enjoy free Med Deli and good company!
If you will join us for dinner (and a movie) PLEASE RSVP so we can order enough food: http://goo.gl/forms/VbPf9Ymcre. See you there!
Generously sponsored by the Population Connection Action Fund. Speaker panel featuring: Rebecca Harrington (National Field Director, Population Connection) and Laura Schoedler (Clinical Affairs, Ipas).
2015 Family Medicine Cookout on August 20, 2015, 5:30-7pm, UNC Family Medicine Building (patio outside, second floor entrance).
Meet Family Medicine Faculty, Residents, and other medical students!
View photos of our 2014 FMIG Cookout with Family Medicine faculty, residents and interested students on August 21, 2014 HERE!
FMIG Introductory Lunch Meeting: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12pm, Bondurant G030.
FMIG Lunch talk, September 10th, MacNider 322: Beat Steiner, MD, MPH: Innovative Mental Health Integration Into Primary Care. Co-sponsored by Psychiatry Interest Group (PSIG) and FMIG
October 27, 2014, 12-1pm: Lunch talk on Direct Primary Care (DPC) by Dr. James Breen from Moses Cone Family Medicine, MacNider 321
November 18, 2014, 12-1pm: "Point of Care Imaging in Family Medicine: CXRs and Head CTs," led by Rachel Hines, MD, MacNider 321
May 5, 2015, 12-1pm: X-Ray Workshop: Point of Care Imaging Workshop. Brush up on your radiology skills in this workshop for primary care imaging! Family Medicine residents will teach us how to identify basic point of care diagnoses for common fractures. Bondurant 2020.
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.