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CONGRATULATIONS to UNC FMIG for winning the AAFP Program of Excellence Award in 2021!

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!



Respiratory Code Simulation | January 26, 2022 | 12:30-2:00 pm | ACC Simulation Center

Space limited!  Sign Up HERE!


Find your Family in Family Medicine | March 16, 2022 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Bondurant G030

Hear one physicians’ journey to professional and personal happiness through academic and personal challenges while navigating gender bias in medicine.



SHADOW in UNC Family Medicine Clinic – Contact Katie Jelen to schedule time with a resident or faculty in outpatient continuity clinic.  Shadowing is temporarily suspended until notice from UNC Health that the COVID-19 risk has diminished.

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

Annie Chen

Kate Watkins



Faculty Advisers

Kelly Lacy Smith, MD

Dawn Morriston, MPH

Kayla Thompson, MA

Resident Liaisons

Molly Duffy, R3

Mike Ropero (Career Development Fellow)

Patrick Mullen, R3


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