Student Events


There are four medical schools in Washington DC:

Family Medicine Interest Group information:

  • Georgetown FMIG:
    Student Representative: Christopher Wynkoop
  • Howard University FMIG:
    Student Representatives: Cara Smith & Angelique Forrester

Student leadership position deadline Sept. 6

The AAFP is looking for students who are interested in getting some national leadership experience to serve as FMIG Network Regional Coordinators, on AAFP commissions, as liaison to the Student National Medical Association and on a few task forces and advisory group (Tobacco Prevention and Control Committee and the AAFP National Research Network). Find details and application materials at The application deadline is Sept. 6!

Live Tweet Chat on promoting family medicine Aug. 31 @ 7 p.m. Central

Join the #STFMchat and Brainstorm Ways to Recruit to Family Medicine. STFM’s next #STFMchat on Twitter is August 31 at 7 pm Central with Bich-May Nguyen, MD, MPH and Kristine M. Diaz, PsyD. During the hour-long Twitter chat, they’ll be talking about tactics to promote family medicine to medical students.

STFM student blog competition deadline Oct. 1

Enter a STFM’s student blog competition for a chance to win $300!

National Primary Care Week is October 3-7

Let us know what your FMIG will do for National Primary Care Week this fall. Check out theAAFP’s NPCW resources to start planning. A new episode of Family Medicine On Air: FMIG Leader Series will discuss ideas for NPCW 2016.

Regional Family Medicine Conferences: Family Medicine Education Consortium Northeast

Earn scholarships to attend a regional family medicine conference for free! For those of you in the Northeast, check out Family Medicine Education Consortium. Scholarship applications are being accepted for the conference Oct. 28-30 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Health is Primary monthly toolkits

The national Health is Primary campaign has tools you can use! Each month has a theme (August is immunizations) with a toolkit that includes promotional materials, handouts, posters, and lots of fun stuff. Check them out, and maybe even get some inspiration for your FMIG’s activities to align with Health is Primary themes!

FMIG Funding Initiative: $600 for your FMIG

The 2016-17 FMIG Funding Initiative application is now open! Visit for details on how to get $600 for your FMIG.

Family Medicine On Air: AAFP's live social media video series for med students

Check out the archived episodes of Family Medicine On Air for easy lunch lectures and programs! Just show the 15-minutes-or-less video and then use the other materials provided to facilitate a group discussion or other activity on the topic. The archive has videos on PCMH, Direct Primary Care, health care finance, immunizations, global health, gun violence, and changemaking in primary care. Your FMIG leaders can also check out the FMIG Leadership series of Family Medicine on Air for episodes with tips and best practices for running a successful FMIG! And watch for new episodes of both series this fall on a new platform–YouTube Live!