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Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program

The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program provides funding to U.S. medical school groups to support their interest in internal medicine. Clubs complete an online application, which entitles them to $200 in initial funding in the later summer/early fall, and an opportunity to earn additional support based on their recruitment of ACP Medical Student Members.

How does the IMIG Sponsorship Program work?

Student leaders login and complete 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 in late July/early August. Each IMIG 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 -- up to $1,000 per school** per academic year. 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 sponsorship 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

ActionDeadline/Time frame
Early bird IMIG Sponsorship Application Available (Login required) 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

2015-2016 IMIG Sponsorship Program Participation Charts

For more information about the IMIG Sponsorship Program, please e-mail imig@acponline.org.

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