John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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  • American Medical Student Association
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  • Cardiology Interest Group
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Geriatrics Interest Group
  • Global Health Interest Group 
  • Indigenous Medical Student Group
  • Infectious Disease Interest Group
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group 
  • LGBT group
  • Medical Student Mentorship Program
  • OB/GYN Interest Group 
  • Pediatrics Interest Group
  • Philippino Student Medical Association
  • Psychiatry Interest Group
  • Student Interest Group in Neurology
  • Surgery Interest Group


Welcome to the JABSOM FMIG website!

We are a group of medical students interested in the primary care field of Family Medicine.  FM focuses on values like continuity of care, community outreach and patient education.  It is our goal for FMIG to reflect these same values. 

Check here regularly for more information on our upcoming meetings and events. 


Upcoming 2009-2010 events!


Okinawan Festival - September 5th-6th, 2009

  • Join in the festivities by helping out at the blood pressure / first aid booth!
  • Tons of ono Okinawan food and various booths to check out!
  • Pics!!

Injection Workshop - September 30th, 2009

  • Poke your friends with needles while you learn all about intramuscular, intradermal & subcutaneous injections!
  • Pics!!

FMIG Mixer - September 26th, 2009

  • 5:30pm @ Dr. Neal Palafox's house
  • Meet and hang out with family docs, residents and fellow medical students over some yummy dinner!
  • Pics!!

 Komen Hawai Race for the Cure - October 18th, 2009, 7am

  • Support the fight against breast cancer!
  • Location: Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI
  • Length of Race: 5K (3.1 miles) race
  • Registration Deadline & Fee: 9/20/09 & $22
  • Register at: http://www.komenhawaii.org/registration.htm
    • Online registration --> Click on "Join an Existing Team" --> Team Name: JABSOM Family Medicine / Captain Name: Nikki Chong
    • Online registration deadline is 9/20/09  (Mail-in registration is due on 9/18/09

Halloween Fair, October 24 & 30, 2009

  • Waianae Shelter: October 24th, 2009
  • Kakaako Next Step Shelter: October 30th, 2009
  • Tons of games, activities, food and candy for the kids!

Noelani Craft Fair, November 14, 2009

  • Blood pressure screening & glucose checks

Kaka'ako Next Step Christmas Party, December 19, 2009

  • Celebrate with the residents by providing lots of xmas cheer and holiday spirit!

Phlebotomy workshop, January 2010

  • Learn basic venipuncture while practicing on your friends!

Residents Panel, February 2010

  • Take a peek into the lives of actual FP residents as they share their stories and offer more insight into the world of family medicine!

Suturing workshop, March 2010

  • Try your hand at suturing by learning basic yet essential suture techniques from a trained family physician!

Family Physician Lectures & Dinner,  April 2010

  • More details later. 

Resident Banquet, May 2010

  • More details later.



Check out our pictures from the FMIG mixer!

Previous events:

Kaka'ako Next Step Christmas party

    • FMIG and PIG teamed up to provide holiday cheer to the residents of the Next Step shelter

Halloween fair at the NEXT STEP shelter in Kaka'ako

Noelani Craft Fair 11/08/2008 (Saturday)

2008 Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure on Sunday, October 19 at Kapiolani Park.  

FMIG Mixer - 09/28/08 @ 5:00 pm (Saturday)

  • Good friends, new friends, residents, family doctors and good Korean food!  Thank you Dr. Palafox, Dr. Omori and Dr. Lee!

FMIG banquet & HAFP dinner to honor the graduates in Family Medicine  

FMIG Exec Elections + Physical Fitness Talk - March 7rd @ 5:30pm (Friday)

  • Charles Trinh, a conditioning specialist talked about muscular imbalances, posture, upper and lower crossed syndromes and a brief assessment of the squat

Resident Panel - February 11th @ 6pm (Monday)

  • Family Medicine Residents, Chelsea Walker and Elaine Colby, answered questions and shared stories about their adventures in FM 

MS1 Golf Tournament

  • BP, First Aid Booth (and possibly glucose checks) 
  • Location:  Ko`olau Golf Club, Kaneohe, Hawaii

FMIG Christmas Luncheon

Noelani Craft Fair 11/10/2007 (Saturday)

  • 3 Shifts:
    • 8:30-10:30
    • 10:30-12:30
    • 12:30-2:30

Waianae & Kaka'ako Halloween Fair

Injection Workshop - 10/22/07 @ 6:00pm (Monday)

FMIG Mixer - 09/29/07 @ 6:30pm (Saturday)

  • Dinner and socializing at Dr. Palafox's house

Activities Fair -- MS-1 Recruitment

  • We have recruited 44 members of the new class!
  • We are glad that there is so much interest in family medicine and we look forward to their participation this year. 

WHC Orientation & Waimanalo Health Center Wellness Fair

  • We had 17 students come out to the fair to help the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii to screen for kidney disease.
  • Yay for early detection and prevention!

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