Family Medicine Interest Group

You thought you knew primary care...

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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 Events:

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! Please RSVP HERE.
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.

NCAFP Winter Family Physicians Weekend. Wednesday-Sunday, December 2-6, 2015 in Asheville, NC. For students, residents, and physicians.

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

2014-2015 Events:

FMIG Interest Meeting: September 2, 2014

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

NCAFP Winter Family Physicians Weekend in Asheville, NC, December 4-7, 2014. IMPORTANT - We need you to sign up before October 15, 2014 so that we can be sure to secure enough funding to cover the conference fee and accommodation at the Renaissance. PLEASE SIGN UP HERE. 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. You will also need to register for the conference separately (you will be reimbursed the $25 registration fee in Asheville). Also, on the Google doc, please be sure to indicate if you will need accommodation at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, and if you are interested in carpooling.

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.

2015 Family Medicine Day, Saturday, May 16th in Raleigh, NC

Tar Wars

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


Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or would like to be on our e-mail list, please contact any of presidents.


Other Links

North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians

Virtual FMIG

UNC School of Medicine

UNC Department of Family Medicine

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved