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FMIG named top student organization at Florida State

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April 2017

Florida State University College of Medicine students are known for being socially conscious and active in making a positive impact on the community. No wonder, then, that FSU medical student interest groups are recognized on a regular basis for their efforts.

During the university’s recent 2017 Leadership Awards Night, the trend continued.

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) was named FSU Graduate Organization of the Year. The award is given to one graduate organization and one undergraduate organization each year. It recognizes “major contributions to the university community or constituent group in the areas of service and leadership.”

FMIG officers include Shane Geffe, Roddy Bernard, Ashley Kreher, Joseph Chen, Matthew Hager, Benjamin Farley, Meghan Novotny and Ellen Ann Sockman. Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Rural Health Christienne Alexander serves as faculty advisor for FMIG.

In 2016, FMIG received the university’s Vires Award, given to an organization that has shown “exemplary determination and perseverance.”

FMIG’s recognition at the 2017 ceremony continued another trend, as well. It’s the third straight year (and seventh time overall) that a College of Medicine student interest group was named the university’s top graduate student organization.

A list of medical school interest groups to earn that distinction:

2017 – Family Medicine Interest Group
2016 – Geriatrics Interest Group
2015 – FSUCares
2011 – Students Interested in Global Health
2010 – Association of Latino Medical Students
2009 – FSUCares
2008 – American Medical Women’s Association