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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Family Medicine Interest Group

Message from Susan Schmidt, MD, FMIG Advisor

Susan Schmidt, MDThe Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a program that has been nationally recognized repeatedly for its innovations in helping students to learn about family medicine.

We realize that students often have difficulty getting accurate information about family medicine. Because family medicine has not been a required medical school rotation for very long, most attendings at medical schools do not know what we family physicians do. FMIG strives to help students learn about family medicine and develop a realistic view of what our specialty offers. Through monthly presentations, procedures workshops, home visits, volunteer clinics, and faculty mentoring, students learn about what makes family medicine so unique. With our expertise in non-surgical women's health care, and our focus on the whole patient, family medicine is the specialty that brings humanism to medicine.

No matter what specialty you choose, any medical student will benefit from family medicine's patient-centered approach to health and wellness. I invite you to come and join us—we can't wait to teach you the art of medicine!


Susan Schmidt, MD
FMIG Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor
Family Medicine Interest Group Advisor