The UNC-FMIG provides exploration and enrichment activities for medical students to highlight the need for primary care and the versatility of the specialty of family medicine. 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.

Students – Join NCAFP / AAFP for FREE!

Family Medicine Across the Globe (Panel) | February 12, 2020 | 12- 1 pm  Bondurant G010

Several Family Medicine faculty travel all over the world to conduct research, provide needed care, and build capacity for better health.  Join us to hear some of their stories and find out how you can become part of future stories in global health!  RSVP HERE

Family Medicine Day | March 7, 2020 | Hilton Durham Hotel

Sponsored by NCAFP!  This is a FULL-DAY of hands-on workshops, great engaging speakers, and a residency fair!  Pre-registration is required!

LGBTQ Panel- Combined event with QSA! | March 31, 2020 | 12- 1 pm  Location TBD


SHADOW in UNC Family Medicine Clinic – Contact Katie Jelen to schedule time with a resident or faculty in outpatient continuity clinic.

NCAFP Externship Program – The NCAFP Family Medicine Externship Program is a 4-week summer learning experience that exposes rising second-year medical students to the daily activities of family physicians

NCAFP Rural Experience in Family Medicine – Immerse Yourself in Rural and/or Underserved Health Care! NCAFP’s Rural Health Programs are (2)-week immersion experiences in rural family medicine in North Carolina.

NCAFP Student Leadership Elective – The goal of NCAFP’s Leadership Elective is to increase a student’s knowledge of organized medicine and its role in medical education, including programs designed specifically for medical students and residents.

NCAFP / AAFP Loans & Funding Programs – The North Carolina Academy provides a number of funding options to medical student members interested in family medicine.

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholarship – Students entering their fourth year of Medical School in the Fall of 2016. Application Deadline March of 2017.

For more resources and opportunities, select here. 

Student Leaders

Ruthly Francois

Katherine Kruse

Faculty Advisers

Kelly Lacy Smith, MD

Venus Standard, MSN, CNM

Dawn Morriston, MPH – Associate Director of Educational Programs & Director of Student Advising

Resident Liaisons

Kat Abadie, MD

Collin Burks, MD

Dom Sanchez, MD

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