The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is a student-led organization that empowers medical students on campus to learn more about the family medicine specialty. There are similar interest groups on campus for other specialties that offer a place for medical students to ask questions, plug into professional organizations and learn more about the departments that represent these specialties on campus.


The Family Medicine Interest Group strives to aid in professional development, cultivate interest in family medicine, offer service to our community, and promote social activities and awareness for our members.


Education – increase awareness and education among students regarding family medicine, while also helping students interested in family medicine attain the residency of their choice.

Professional Development – provide opportunities for mentorship, networking, and leadership development for medical students and family medicine residents. 

Outreach – conduct service projects for the community with an emphasis on vulnerable populations.

Advocacy – shape health care policy through interactions with government, the public, and physician organizations at local, state and national levels. 

Pipeline to Family Medicine – organize programs to identify and cultivate future family physicians at young ages.


The UAB Family Medicine Interest Group is part of a national network of FMIGs that is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The local, state (Alabama AFP) and national networks allows students great opportunities for leadership development.


The Alabama Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and the Alabama Rural Health Board generously provide funding for our FMIG.