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. A club’s student leader can 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. 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 (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
- Identifying the Leader Within
- A Successful & Thriving IMIG: How do we get there?
- IMIG Leader Orientation Webinar
- Online Special Interest Group Forum for IMIG Leaders
- 2015-2016 IMIG Sponsorship Program Application (Login required)
- Printable Medical Student Membership Application
- Internal Medicine Interest Group Resource Guide
- Selected Readings for Student Journal Clubs
- Council of Student Members
- ACP local Chapters
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