Family Medicine Student Interest Group (FMIG)

Sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine

FMIG - Student Applying Hand CastThe Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is comprised of medical students interested or thinking about pursuing a career in Family Medicine. It is run by a student volunteer steering committee. This committee is responsible for planning all events with the support of personnel in the Family Medicine Medical Student Education office, including Steven Cruse, Program Coordinator and Dr. David Gaspar, FMIG Advisor.

An important activity of the FMIG is the monthly Family Medicine lectures. These are noon-time talks open to the campus on various topics related to Family Medicine and Primary Care. Other activities sponsored by the FMIG are workshops on IVs, immunizations, casting and suturing.

The Purpose of the FMIG is to:

  • Learn about the specialty of Family Medicine.
  • Facilitate contact with practicing family physicians & Family Medicine faculty.
  • Provide opportunities for students to gain experience in primary care outside of the standard curriculum.
  • Student members will begin meeting in the Fall to plan activities (Family Medicine lectures, Residency Fairs, etc.) and develop new ideas.
Support for the FMIG will be provided by the Department of Family Medicine. Our meetings are informal and fun. The FMIG is also supported in part by generous grants from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

Who's Invited?

All health sciences students interested in learning more about Family Medicine.

What Else is a Benefit?

All students in the School of Medicine can receive a free subscription to the American Family Physician Journal, the official publication of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). You can complete the application online, print it out, and bring it to the Family Medicine Medical Student Education office, or just come by and complete it in the office.  We will take care of the subscription fee for you! The link to the application is www.aafp.org/studentbenefits.xml.  You will also be eligible for various scholarship and travel opportunities.
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FMIG Contact Info

Director, Medical Student Education
David L. Gaspar, MD

Coordinator
Steven Cruse

Academic Office 1, MSF496
12631 E. 17th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303.724.0975
Fax: 303.724.0977