Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
The Department of Family and Community Medicine works closely with FSM's Family Medicine Interest Group, which is led by Feinberg medical students.
- To expose students to the interaction between primary care and the medical community
- To help students gain a better understanding of determinants of health and how they can be approached from a primary care standpoint
- To build awareness about the specialty of family medicine and primary care, and connect students with University and Community leaders in this area
- To begin to develop the skills required to become a family medicine physician through experiential and classroom learning
- To provide students access and exposure to community health centers, and help them to understand the role they play in patient health care
This year’s FMIG student leaders developed and immplemented a non-compulsory pre-orientation program designed for incoming first year medical students interested in learning about the social determinants of health and disparities in Chicago. The program included site visits and neighborhood tours, lectures, and structured service projects completed in groups. The students met with physicians, health promoters, and Chicago residents.
The program was sponsored by the August Webster Office of Medical Education with support from the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Preventive Medicine.
Primary Care Journal Club
The Department and the Family Medicine Interest Group also support the Primary Care Journal Club, a collaborative co-curricular project that brings together medical students and family physicians to review recent publications in the highest-impact medical journals. The student-faculty teams work together in an effective and efficient process to identify POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) for family medicine and other primary care specialties. Participant collaboration occurs in small and large group formats with an emphasis on time-saving, electronic and on-line techniques. All interested students and clinical practitioners are welcome to join.
For more information about the FMIG, please contact Marynia Kolak.
Bookmark this Regional FMIG Calendar to keep up-to-date on what's going on locally. Our region of the FMIG Network includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and the FMIG Network Region 2 Calendar includes events, activities, important dates, deadlines and reminders for medical students in these states.