Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Upcoming Event: "The Affordable Care Act & the Future of Family Medicine"

Come listen to Dr. Steven Zweig of the MU Family Medicine Dept speak about how the Affordable Care Act will change family medicine.  
"The Affordable Care Act & the Future of Family Medicine"
Lecture by Dr. Steven Zweig
Friday, February 8, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
Room MA306-O
Pizza provided by Dr. Zweig- Bring your own drinks!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Upcoming Event: MAFP Advocacy Day 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Missouri State Capitol -- Jefferson City

Bring a colleague and join fellow MAFP Members (Actives, Residents, Students, etc.) to promote the importance of family medicine and primary care. This is your opportunity to educate your State Senator and State Representative on issues that affect you, your profession, and your patients. MAFP will schedule the legislative appointment(s) for you.
7:45 am - 8:30 am         Buffet Breakfast & Briefing - Capitol Plaza Hotel

8:30 am - 12:30 pm       Legislative Visits - State Capitol

Questions?  Contact the MAFP by calling 573-635-0830 or emailing office@mo-afp.org
Click here to register online

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tar Wars

Mizzou FMIG once again participated in the national AAFP Tar Wars program in 2012.  On Nov 8-9, FMIG members went to 3rd-5th grade classrooms in the Columbia, MO area to educate students on the dangers of tobacco use.  Students take part in activities that highlight the adverse effects of cigarettes and chewing tobacco, and they also have the opportunity to participate in a national poster contest that encourages being "smoke-free".

If you are interested in activities like Tar Wars, volunteer for our "Ready, Set, Fit!" activity encouraging physical fitness in kids, coming up Spring 2013!  Contact Andrea Schuster @ ams8t7@mail.missouri.edu if you would like to participate.

Primary Care Week 2012

During Primary Care Week 2012 (October 22-26), FMIG teamed up with multiple other student interest groups to hold events that highlighted the role of primary care in medicine.  Events included:

-Stroke prevention and rehabilitation lecture by Dr. Burris, in collaboration with Geriatrics Interest Group
-Med-Peds physician panel
-FMIG Splinting and Casting Workshop, instructed by Dr. Jack Wells -- Dr .Wells demonstrated splinting/casting techniques, and then students practiced patching each other up:)

-FMIG Dinner Forum: "Mythbusters- Family Medicine" -- Our panel of family physicians spoke about some of the myths surrounding family medicine, and led round table discussions with students over dinner at Reynold's Alumni Center.  


Thanks to everyone for all your hard work putting together these Primary Care Week events, and we're looking forward to doing it again next year!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

FMIG T-shirts For Sale!!

S, M, L, XL, & XXL sizes available
Contact Sarah Williams at sw5f2@health.missouri.edu to buy yours today!

Ronald McDonald House Dinners

Mizzou FMIG provides and prepares dinner several times a year for the children and families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, MO.  We served spaghetti at the last dinner on December 14, 2012 which was a big hit! 

The next RMH dinner is coming up soon on January 24, 2014.  Contact Bridget Gruender at bnt9af@health.missouri.edu if you would like to help with future RMH dinners!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcome to FMIG 2012-2013!!

Hello all!  Welcome to the new M1's and welcome back to the M2-M4's.  We have a lot of great events planned for this year, so tune into our blog for the dates/times of upcoming workshops, meetings, and volunteer opportunities! 

We had a great turnout at the first FMIG meeting of the year on August 8th.  Dr. Ringdahl spoke about the pros and cons of practicing family medicine, and we oriented new members to the service and leadership opportunities available to FMIG members. 

Upcoming events: 
FMIG BBQ- Thursday, Sept 6 @ 6:30 pm
FMIG Leadership Meeting- Friday, Sept 7 @ noon, MA306-O

If you have information or pics you would like included in the blog, please email Andrea Schuster at ams8t7@mail.missouri.edu.  Thanks:)