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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 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 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 2017-2018 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, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

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.

  • 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.

*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

Action Deadline/Time frame
Early bird IMIG Sponsorship application available (login required) March 8
Early bird IMIG Sponsorship application deadline — submit by June 1 to ensure that you will 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 July-August
Late IMIG Sponsorship application deadline September 15
Recruitment period ends January 31
Recruitment reward funding processed — second checks mailed February

2017-2018 IMIG Sponsorship Program Participation Charts

The first participation chart for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in July.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I mail our club's completed membership applications?

Please send completed membership applications to ACP Member and Customer Service (MCS) at the address below:

Member Credentialing
American College of Physicians
190 N Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-9855

Please note that we estimate 3-4 weeks processing time for applications once they arrive at ACP headquarters.

How does my school/club 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 keeps track of all of the 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 imig@acponline.org.