AAFP is recognizing CU’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) with this year’s Program of Excellence Award. For more than 10 years, the AAFP Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Network has recognized FMIGs with the Program of Excellence Award for their efforts to encourage student interest in family medicine and family medicine programming. CAFP is pleased to highlight this achievement and the incredible work of CU’s FMIG leadership.
From the leadership:
“The University of Colorado School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is a student-led interest group for students interested in learning more about, partnering with, or pursuing a career in family medicine. We provide students opportunities to explore what family medicine is all about, engage in volunteer and political activism in family medicine, and network with others already in the field.
Our FMIG has made significant strides in promoting advocacy and diversity within the medical field over the past year while remaining committed to fostering an environment of learning, collaboration, and support.
One of the key accomplishments of CU’s FMIG has been our focus on workshops and guest lectures highlighting the importance of culturally competent care and addressing healthcare disparities. This included guest speakers during Black History Month, Indigenous People’s Month, and Women’s History Month to help broaden our members’ worldview to the experiences of others in medicine and how they can help initiate positive change. Additionally, we have focused on collaborations with other groups on campus for events like our Abortion Provider Panel with Medical Students for Choice and our popular Pride on the Lawn event with White Coats for Black Lives and the Medical Student Pride Alliance. We continue to amplify these stories and reach health professionals across the country with our Instagram page, Humans of Family Medicine.
Our FMIG is excited to see our efforts continue to empower aspiring family medicine professionals over the next year with new events and community service outreach.”