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Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program
The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program provides funding, resources, and learning opportunities to medical school groups to support their interest in internal medicine. Clubs complete an online application, which entitles them to $200 in initial funding at the beginning of the academic year, 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 for the 2018-2019 academic year. The club receives an initial $200 in funding and a packet of recruitment materials by 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, 2018 to January 31, 2019.
The goal is to recruit 30% or more of your medical school's student body* as ACP Medical Student Members by January 31. The more you recruit, the more funding your club can earn -- up to $1,000 per school** per academic year. The additional funding is calculated after the recruitment period closes on January 31, and clubs are rewarded based on the number of students that have enrolled in ACP Medical Student Membership.
- NEW FOR 2018-2019: As part of ACP's efforts to reduce paper waste, paper applications received after July 1, 2018 will not be included in your school's 30% participation calculation. (Paper applications will continue to be credited toward the overall student member count for your school.)
- 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 tracks all ACP Medical Student Members and sends clubs periodic updates on how close they are to achieving the 30% recruitment goal.
*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
|Early bird IMIG Sponsorship application available (login required)||March 8|
|Early bird IMIG Sponsorship application deadline — submit by June 30 to ensure that you will receive funding and materials before the school year starts||June 30|
|Recruitment period begins||July 1|
|Early bird applications processed — initial checks and recruitment materials mailed||July-August|
|Late IMIG Sponsorship application deadline||September 15|
|Recruitment period ends||January 31|
|Recruitment reward funding processed — second checks mailed||February|
Resources for IMIG Student Leaders
- Other IMIG resources
- Council of Student Members
- ACP local Chapters
2018-2019 IMIG Sponsorship Program Participation Charts
Each month, ACP will provide an update on student membership at each school. Listed below are the 2018-2019 Monthly Reports. New reports will be posted monthly during the duration of the IMIG recruitment period, which runs from July 2018 – January 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
I can't find my medical school in the drop-down menu on the IMIG Application form.
The IMIG Sponsorship Program is open to all U.S. Medical Schools recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) or the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), and to limited international medical schools that have been selected to participate in an international IMIG pilot program.
If your U.S.-based medical school has been omitted from the drop-down menu in error, or if your IMIG is outside the U.S. and you would like to be considered for sponsorship, please contact us at email@example.com.
How should students at my school sign up for FREE ACP Student Membership?
We strongly recommend that medical students apply for ACP Student Membership using the online form. This allows us to reduce paper waste, and enables us to process membership applications more quickly and accurately.
If you do choose to use paper membership applications, please send completed applications to ACP Member and Customer Service at the address below:
American College of Physicians
190 N Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-9855
Please note that paper applications require 3-4 weeks processing time once they arrive at ACP headquarters. Also, please note that paper applications received after July 1, 2018 are not included in the 30% participation calculation. (Paper applications will continue to be credited toward your school's total Student Member count).
How does my IMIG get credit for members who join from my school? How does ACP know which students from my school are ACP members?
The application for Medical Student Membership requires students to provide the name of their medical school. ACP tracks all ACP Medical Student Members from each school and sends clubs monthly updates on their progress toward achieving the 30% recruitment goal.
Where does my school's total enrollment data come from?
ACP uses enrollment data obtained from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).
For more information about the IMIG Sponsorship Program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.