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2018 Conference on Medical Student Education

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PR1 FMIG Faculty Advisor Summit

Ashley Bentley, MBA

02/1/18 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Room: 415A-B

Family medicine interest group (FMIG) faculty advisors have both the opportunity and the calling to build and support medical student awareness, understanding, and commitment to family medicine at their institutions with the end goal of contributing to a more robust family medicine workforce. This goes far beyond simply helping a group of students reserve a conference room for a lunch lecture—it's about giving students the opportunity to follow their passion for primary care and spread it among their peers in a meaningful way, engaging students in reform, giving them crucial experiences that their curriculum leaves behind, and ultimately leading more of them to find their fit in family medicine. FMIG faculty and staff advisors from across the country come together in this biennial workshop to work together to share successful strategies and get reenergized for this vital work. At its foundation, the workshop provides dedicated space to explore with peers the role FMIGs play in developing the primary care workforce of the future and identify opportunities to make the programs, activities, and initiatives of FMIGs more effective and successful. The 2018 workshop will bring in current issues in new and emerging research on the role of FMIGs, models for FMIG engagement and management, and leadership skill development for faculty and staff.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Leverage new leadership skills to identify and harness shared goals with partners both within and outside of the institution to design new initiatives to increase student choice of family medicine.

  2. Develop a goal-oriented workplan for your FMIG that builds on best practices learned from peers, current research on student choice and FMIG impact, tools and resources provided by the AAFP and others, and unique opportunities at your institution or within your community, that connects the initiatives of your FMIG to larger medical school and primary care workforce goals.

  3. Activate a network of peers and stakeholders, including the FMIG Network and the AAFP Medical Education Division, to advise, problem-solve, and support your FMIG efforts.


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