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University of Iowa News Release

July 24, 2003

Family Medicine Interest Group Honored

The University of Iowa's Family Medicine Interest Group was honored recently with two awards from the American Academy of Family Physicians: the Program in Excellence Award and Family Practice Advocacy Award.

Ten FMIG chapters were recognized with the Program in Excellence Award, which strives to honor efforts that stimulate student interest in family practice and family practice programming. Each program is selected based on exemplary efforts in infrastructure, student involvement and retention, family practice advocacy and community outreach and patient advocacy.

In addition, the UI FMIG was also honored with the Family Practice Advocacy Award for exceptional efforts in this category of focus.

The AAFP was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who provide continuing comprehensive health care to the public. The organization also strives to provide advocacy for and education of patients and the public in all health related matters.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT(S): David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu. Writer: Tiffany Bronk