Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)

The mission of UA COMP FMIG is to:

  • Serve the community

  • Inspire students to pursue family medicine

  • Prepare leaders for the future of healthcare


  • Serve the community by volunteering, educating, and leading. We will volunteer with underserved populations, educate peers and the community through outreach, and provide opportunities for leadership and advocacy.

  • Inspire medical students to pursue family medicine and contribute to the future of the healthcare system through mentorship, relationship building, and camaraderie amongst medical students, residents, physicians, and the community. We will expose members to the specialty of family medicine, host hands on clinics to teach relevant procedural skills, encourage student involvement in FMIG and community activities, host discussions on current topics in family medicine, and form relationships with family doctors and local family medicine residency programs.

  • Prepare medical students for the future of family medicine through exposure to full spectrum family medicine, dispelling myths, and educating students about continuity, coordination, and comprehensive care. We will host lunch discussions with local physicians, volunteer, and develop leaders.

Club Leadership

Student Leaders:

Lauren Schutz, Class of 2026

Nina Gautam, Class of 2026

Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Kiana Espinosa

Family Medicine

Dr. Genevieve Lambert

Family Medicine/Sports Medicine

Upcoming Club Activities 2023:

Spring 2023

  • Full-Spectrum Family Medicine SIM Procedure night

Fall 2023

  • Family Medicine Career Panel

  • Primary Care Week with Speed Dating and other specialty collaborations

Past Leaders:

Erin Howard, Class of 2025

Amy Arias, Class of 2025

Natalie Alteri, Class of 2024

Fran Buranday, Class of 2024

Jessica Dong, Class of 2024

Prathima Harve, Class of 2024

Amaris Tapia, Class of 2023

Karishma Kothari, Class of 2023

Merrion Dawson, Class of 2022

Alec Smith, Class of 2022

Cecilia Cruz, Class of 2021

Cornel Popescu, Class of 2021

Kaitlyn Simmons, Class of 2021

Past Club Activities 2016-2022

Fall 2022:

  • Primary Care Week

  • Splinting and Suturing Clinic

Fall 2021:

  • Career Night Meet and Greet

  • Primary Care Advocacy Town Hall

Spring 2021:

  • Navigating Social Determinants of Health and Telemedicine Lunch Talk

  • Lung Cancer in the Outpatient Setting Lunch Talk

Spring 2019

  • Family Medicine Subspecialties Panel

  • Casting Clinic

  • Family Medicine Community Volunteering Day

October 2018

  • Primary Care Week

  • Settings and Practices in Primary Care Lunch Panel

  • Full-Spectrum Family Medicine SIM night

  • Stations including: Suturing, Skin shave and punch biopsies, Circumcision, Knee aspiration

August 2018

  • Family Medicine Mixer

October 2017

  • Primary Care Week

Previous FMIG Events

Clinical Skills Night: Casting Clinic

Students learned upper and lower extremity casting and splinting, led by

Dr. Sarah Coles, Dr. Jake Anderson, and residents and faculty

from Phoenix residency programs!

Family Medicine Happy Hour

FMIG kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with a family medicine

mixer - students enjoyed appetizers at Mi Amigo's while

mingling with faculty and residents and learning more about family medicine!