Family Medicine Interest Group

Welcome to the homepage for the Family Medicine Interest Group, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine.

Family Medicine Interest Group is a student-driven and student-led group that provides supplementary and complementary experience in Family Medicine that enhances personal, clinical, and leadership growth.

Programming activities include noontime meetings focusing on specific interests of FMIG along with evening/weekend events such as Suturing Workshops and volunteering opportunities.

Beginning in May 2005, FMIG embarked on a community outreach program to the unsheltered homeless in the greater Morgantown community. Modeled after the "Operation Safety Net" program in Pittsburgh, the program is affectionately known as MUSHROOM - Multidisciplinary Un-Sheltered Homeless Relief Outreach of Morgantown. This program brings together medical, social work and other health professional volunteers on "street rounds". We go by foot to those places where we are needed most: along the rivers and creeks, down the back alleys of downtown, and under the bridges. Our goal is to reach out to those most marginalized from society. We help provide them with the basics of care including food, water, clothing, and basic medical intervention. More importantly, we offer a gentle hand, a warm smile, and a witness to their dignity as fellow human beings.

We recommend that you spend time visiting the Virtual FMIG provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This provides students with information that is relevant at each point in their medical education from admission to graduation.

Now that we have your interest, challenge yourself by volunteering! This is a great way of connecting "up close and personal" with the reason you entered the profession of Medicine. We dare you to try it once. You will be changed forever. We guarantee it!

FMIG Bylaws

MUSHROOM Website

2017 - 2018 Officers

President

  • Ajay Makwana

Vice President

  • Alicia Monahan

Secretary / Treasurer

  • Megan Young

Faculty Advisor

  • Dana King , MD,¬†Department of Family Medicine,¬†304-598-6920

Staff Coordinator

  • Holly Maroon

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