Family Medicine Interest Group

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is a group of medical students who share an interest in a career in the specialty of Family Medicine.


FMIG offers a wide a variety of activities for medical students throughout the year.  These includes hands-on workshops (such as suturing, circumcision, maternity care, sports medicine), lectures (topics have included Family Medicine and Politics, Changes in Health Care Systems, and Residency Interview Preparation) and student social events.

OHSU FMIG is the recipient of the 2014 Program of Excellence Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians for outstanding leadership and outreach.



Many opportunities are available for leadership through FMIG at the local, state and national levels, including:

  • FMIG offices, such as co-chair, class representative, membership chair and committee chairs
  • Membership on AAFP committees (national level)
  • Membership on OAFP committees (state level)
  • Delegate roles at state, regional and national meeting


A four-year membership to all OHSU medical students is available at no cost. This includes membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP). In addition, for the entire four years of medical school, members receive the online American Family Physician (the clinical journal published by the AAFP) and are on the FMIG email list which keeps students informed of FMIG activities.  Sign up here.

For more information about FMIG, AAFP, OAFP, or family medicine as a specialty, please contact:  Ben Schneider, Ryan Palmer or  Peggy O'Neill.