Internal Medicine Interest Groups (IMIG) Sponsorship Program
Welcome to the homepage for ACP IMIG Sponsorship Program! Here you will find a variety of information on how the program works, a time line of key program dates, as well as resources for IMIG leaders, and updated participation reports to help your IMIG club reach the 30% recruitment goal.
How does the IMIG Sponsorship Program work?
The ACP IMIG Sponsorship Program provides funding and resources to internal medicine interest groups (IMIG) in U.S. medical schools. The club’s student leader completes the online application in the late spring for the following fall. The club receives an initial $200 in funding and a packet of recruitment materials. Each IMIG group has an opportunity to earn additional funding by recruiting their peers to become ACP Medical Student Members. The recruitment period runs from July 1 to December 31.
The goal is to recruit 30% or more of your medical school’s student body* as ACP Medical Student Members by December 31. The more you recruit, the more funding your club can earn. Please note that the maximum funding (including the initial $200) a school** can receive per academic year is $1000. The additional (second check) funding is processed after the recruitment period closes on December 31, and clubs are rewarded based on their ACP Medical Student Membership.
- Clubs that reach the 30% participation goal will receive $2 per ACP Medical Student Member.
- Clubs that do not reach the 30% participation goal will receive $1 per ACP Medical Student Member.
ACP keeps track of all of the ACP Medical Student Members and sends clubs periodic updates on how close they are to achieving the 30% recruitment goal. The application for Medical Student Member requires individuals to provide their medical school, which allows ACP to send out recruitment updates to IMIG leaders.
*ACP uses enrollment data obtained from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).
**If your school has multiple campuses, the sponorship will be divided among all of the locations that apply for funding. The maximum amount any school (not location) can receive is $1000.
IMIG Program Timeline
|Early bird IMIG Sponsorship Application Available||March 15|
|Early bird IMIG Sponsorship Application Deadline — Submit by June 1 to receive funding and materials before the school year starts||June 1|
|Recruitment period begins||July 1|
|Early bird applications processed — initial checks and recruitment materials mailed||Mid-to late July|
|Late IMIG Sponsorship Application Deadline||September 15|
|Recruitment period ends||December 31|
|Recruitment reward funding processed — second checks mailed||Mid-to late February|
Resources for IMIG Student Leaders
- Online Special Interest Group Forum for IMIG Leaders
- A Successful & Thriving IMIG: How do we get there? Webinar
- IMIG Leader Orientation Webinar
- Printable Medical Student Membership Application
- Internal Medicine Interest Group Resource Guide
- Selected Readings for Student Journal Clubs
- Medical Student Recruitment PowerPoint Presentation
- Council of Student Members
- ACP local Chapters
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