UNMC Family Medicine Connect

FMIG officers learn about residency programs

An opportunity for Family Medicine Interest Group officers to learn more about the Urban and Rural Residency program brought together students, faculty, and residents on Wednesday, February 6 in the Department of Family Medicine.

Department faculty, Dr. Michael Sitorius, Dr. Susan Evans, Dr. Kimberly Jarzynka, and Dr. Mindy Lacey along with residents Dr. Ali McCabe, Dr. Josh Laurila, and Dr. Kaitlin Hahn answered questions and shared their personal experiences about the programs.


FMIG hosts Resident Panel

On Tuesday, February 20, the Family Medicine Interest Group hosted medical students and Omaha area family medicine residents for the group’s annual resident panel.

Cade Craig, MD, represented the UNMC Department of Family Medicine Residency Program. Residents from Creighton University and Clarkson Family Medicine were also present to offer their perspective.

As one of the most popular meetings for FMIG during the year, many UNMC medical students attend to ask questions and get advice.

Residents shared their experiences in choosing a Family Medicine career, highlighting the variety and patient relationships that one sees as a Family Medicine provider. The panel offered advice about fully immersing yourself in 3rd year rotations and reminded students to take advantage of audition and away rotations as Family Medicine physicians are highly sought after.


The UNMC Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) welcomed the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians to their monthly meeting held on September 29.

The Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President, Liz Simon, President-Elect and Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Aaron Lanik and board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Robert Wergin spoke about American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) membership and their experience in Family Medicine.

Students enjoyed lunch and heard from Dr. Wergin about his involvement in the American Academy of Family Physicians and what daily life is like for him at his practice in Milford. Students were encouraged to join the AAFP and attend the NAFP’s annual fall conference.

The 2017-2018 Family Medicine Interest Group officers were also recognized by Dr. Lanik for their efforts.

FMIG hosts Annual Residency Fair

The Family Medicine Interest Group held its annual Family Medicine Residency Fair on Wednesday, February 15th.

The annual event gives UNMC students an opportunity to learn about family medicine residencies in the surrounding area. Representatives from six programs were present to talk about their respective programs.

Thank you to the following programs for their participation:

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Medicine
  • Lincoln Family Medicine Program
  • Clarkson Family Medicine
  • Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program – Waterloo, IA
  • Smokey Hill Family Medicine Residency – Salina, Kansas
  • Siouxland Medical Education Foundation – Sioux City, IA

FMIG hosts Skills Night

UNMC’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted their annual Skills Night for the College of Medicine Class of 2020 on November 16.

The evening focused on skills for the objective structured clinical examination. Students practiced sutures, injections, and IV insertion in the MSC Clinical Simulation Lab.

Family Medicine faculty members Dr. Mindy Lacey and Dr. Monty Mathews were also on hand to assist as students learned all about needles.