UTHSC Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

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The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the University of Tennessee is a student-run organization designed to promote professionalism, create interest in Family Medicine, disseminate information about Family Medicine, and promote medical student leadership in Family Medicine.

We achieve these goals by providing a periodic lunch seminar series highlighting various areas of Family Medicine, providing evening workshops for medical students on splinting, suturing, codes, and other medical techniques, and promoting student-faculty interaction. We are also involved in the AAFP's national community service projects, and sponsor students to attend the annual AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students, held in Kansas City MO, where students can interact with Family Medicine Residency representatives from around the country.


The FMIG Leadership consists of an FMIG President and an FMIG Leadership Council. The FMIG President and Leadership Council Members are appointed (or re-appointed) every year at the beginning of May. The FMIG faculty advisor is Dr. Sarah Tiggelaar, and the FMIG coordinator is Dr. Sharon Tabachnick. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the FMIG!