The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) provides students with opportunities to experience the full-spectrum of this specialty through several different activities, including community service. Volunteers for Get Up, Get Out, Get Fit, one of FMIG's ongoing community programs, encourage healthy lifestyles by sharing the benefits of regular exercise with local elementary school students.
The goal of the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is to serve the interests of USU students with respect to community service, career development, and medical education. Activities and events increase exposure to the specialty of family medicine, a discipline which stresses the comprehensive and continuous care of patients and their families. The club is an affiliate of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP). Through community activities and department workshops, members learn about the diverse field of family medicine, its residency programs, and the challenges facing future primary care physicians. Meetings and programs occur throughout the year, and more information on individual programs can be found on their website at www.facebook.com/USUHSFMIG.