Family Medicine Interest Group

What is FMIG?

Like other medical specialty interest groups prevalent on medical school campuses, the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) provides a forum for students interested in this particular area of medicine. FMIGs are student-run with oversight by a faculty advisor.


  1. Provide exposure for USC SOMG students to the field of Family Medicine, including subspecialties and fellowships. This may include, but is not limited to training requirements, lifestyle, job opportunities, and salaries.
  2. Create an environment where current Family Medicine residents and USC SOMG students pursuing family medicine can guide and mentor M1 and M2 students potentially interested in Family Medicine.
  3. Provide opportunities for FMIGmembers to attend local and national AAFP conferences, if they so desire.
  4. Expose current students to the clinical skills practiced by Family Medicine physicians, allowing them an opportunity to practice these skills.

Program Features

  • Cultivate their interests
  • Develop leadership potential
  • Get involved in community service
  • Engage in mentoring activities
  • Focus on their future careers in family medicine

Programs and Events:

  1. July:
    • Kick off BBQ to meet new M1 students during EMT in Youkey Plaza. Time and Date TBD.
  2. August:
    • SCAFP Family Medicine Day in Columbia, SC
  3. September:
    • Lunch and Learn on “The Role of the Primary Care Physician”. 
  4. October:
    • Suturing skills lab with family physicians. Time and Date TBD.
    • Lunch and Learn on “Geriatric Medicine”
  5. December/January:
    • Chili and Chocolate cook-off. Time and Date TBD.
  6. February:
    • Lunch and Learn on “Rural Medicine”. Time and Date TBD.
  7. March:
    • Panel with M4 students on choosing family medicine for M3 students. Time and Date TBD.
  8. April:
    • AnMed Skills Lab: Students will learn joint injections, circumcision, etc. Time and Date TBD.

FMIG Executive Committee:

FMIG Events

  • Bi-monthly lunch & learns (geriatrics, role of a family physician, rural family medicine, M4 med student panel)
  • USCSOMG Organization Fair
  • Welcome Back Cookout – August
  • Fall Skills Workshop – October
  • Chili and Chocolate Social – December 
  • Prisma Health/AnMed Skills Workshop – Spring

For more information regarding events or how to get involved, join the FMIG listserv! Email