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.
Fall 2013 Events:
FMIG Cookout with Family Medicine faculty, residents and interested students, August 20.
FMIG Interest Meeting with MS1s, MS2s and faculty, August 27.
WMS Career Opportunity Series lunch, "What is Family Medicine?", October 24.
Lunch talk by Dr. Beat Steiner, Professor of Family Medicine, on his innovative work with Mental Health Integration, October 29.
Splinting and Casting Workshop with Dr. Stafford
Wednesday, December 4th at 5pm
Location: Family Medicine Building--large auditorium
Sign-up link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409094CA8AD28A02-splinting
NCAFP Winter Meeting in Asheville, NC, December 5-8.
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.