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Our student FMIG meets for lunch on the
first Wednesday of each month and is usually sponsored by community hospitals,
local family physicians, and others who are interested in encouraging students
to pursue a career in Family Medicine.
FMIG uses money generated by fundraising
efforts to send students to various conferences and to support philanthropic
efforts. By providing lunch for FMIG meetings, these kind donations make
it possible for students to interact with the representatives from the various
sponsors, thus exposing them to opportunities in Family Medicine that are
different from those found in an academic institution.
interest group has repeatedly won the Program of Excellence Award from the AAFP
and has been involved in a plethora of community service activities, including
the Jackson Free Clinic and the Ronald McDonald House.
the second Wednesday of each month, FMIG officers meet to conduct the business
of the chapter. Topics of discussion often include potential speakers and
sponsors for monthly lunch meetings, service project ideas, clinical skills
workshops and planning for the annual recruitment fair and banquet.
support for our meetings also comes from the Mississippi Academy of Family
Physicians. In addition to being one of our lunch meeting sponsors, the Academy
also sponsors a booth at the annual residency fair. A huge asset to our
recruiting efforts, the MAFP pays the AAFP membership dues for each student who
also joins FMIG. Officers also participate in the annual MAFP meeting in
Shannon Pittman, left, associate professor and residency director of family
medicine, talks with second-year medical student Kendra Robinson-Taylor about
UMMC's Family Medicine Program, and family medicine residents Dr. Anna Marie Hailey-Sharp and Dr. William Davis speak to medical students about residency program options during the 2014 Family Medicine Interest Group Residency Fair Sept. 24 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.
Medical students and residents also visited with
different health care organizations to preview potential employment
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