ACP’s IMIG Sponsorship Program provides funding to Internal Medicine Interest Groups in U.S. medical schools. IMIG clubs work to promote an understanding of internal medicine among medical students, and answer questions about internal medicine career paths. Many clubs hold lectures or panel discussions about internal medicine subspecialties, run clinical skills workshops, and host community health fairs.
How does the IMIG Sponsorship Program work?
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 AAMC Directory of Medical Education.
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|
|Late IMIG Sponsorship Application Available||July 1|
|Early bird applications processed –- initial checks and recruitment materials mailed||Mid-to late July|
|Late IMIG Sponsorship Application Deadline||September 15|
|Late applications processed||Late September to Early October|
|Recruitment period ends||December 31|
|Recruitment reward funding processed –- second checks mailed||Mid-to late February|
Resources for IMIG Student Leaders
- 2013-2014 IMIG Sponsorship Program Application
- Printable Medical Student Membership Application
- Internal Medicine Interest Group Resource Guide
- Selected Readings for Student Journal Clubs
- Imagine the Possibilities Brochure
- Medical Student Recruitment PowerPoint Presentation
- IMIG of the Month articles from IMpact
- Submit Your club as the IMpact IMIG of the Month
Please send any questions about the IMIG Sponsorship Program to email@example.com.
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