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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Family and Community Medicine - Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)


Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Department of Family & Community Medicine directs the student Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and coordinates activities with the student representatives for each class. Students interested in family medicine and/or primary care are welcome to join FMIG to learn more about the philosophy and experiences in family medicine. Membership is free. Each year the FMIG holds a dinner to celebrate those matching into Family Medicine Residency Programs for that year. FMIG also sponsors many outreach programs such as Tar Wars and outreach to children that are homeless through The Matthew Project.

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Activities include:

For further information regarding the Family Medicine Interest Group,
please contact: Dr. Tracey Smith at 217-545-2200 or by emailling


Interest Group

The FMIG was recognized in 1998 and 2013 as a Program of Excellence for activities, outreach, and education.
The program was named the AAFP Tar Wars 2013-2014 Outstanding Program.

The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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