Family Medicine Interest Group

2023 Family Medicine Interest Group Leads: Carolyn Green, Chair Viviane Cahen, OAFP liaison & Advocacy co-lead Anna Bloom, FM Research Forum co-lead Spencer Hills, FM Research Forum co-lead Russell Nickels, Vice Chair; Vee Vanderpoel, Community Service/Mentoring Stephanie Alden (center), OAFP liaison and Advocacy co-lead

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

  • If you are interested in joining this group's listserv, please click here.
  • If you are interested in opportunities to engage in research and scholarship, please click here


Our award-winning FMIG offers a wide a variety of activities for medical students throughout the year, including but not limited to:

  • Hands-on workshops (such as suturing, circumcision, maternity care, sports medicine)
  • Lectures (topics have included family medicine and politics, changes in healthcare systems, incorporating research into your work, and residency interview preparation)
  • Social events


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 meetings


A four-year membership to all OHSU medical students is available at no cost. This includes membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians. 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, contact us.