Academic Medicine Interest Group

The Academic Medicine Interest Group (AMIG) will present academic medicine as a career path to a diverse medical student population at the Stritch School of Medicine. Through opportunities for education, mentorship, professional development and academic collaboration, AMIG will provide resources to enable further exploration of careers in academic medicine. We will identify and expand upon the different forms of scholarship (e.g., discovery, integration, application and teaching) as they manifest as various academic scholarship tracks such as research, service and education. Our intention is to raise awareness among medical students early in their education about academic medicine as a career, alongside the paths and structure of an academic medical institution, while providing access to academic physicians for career mentorship.


The Academic Medicine Mentorship Program aims to introduce medical students to a career in academic medicine by matching the interests and needs of medical students and physicians to create a mutually beneficial program. This program enables medical students to gain experience in academic medicine through leadership development and scholarly pursuits. Mentor-mentee pairs will be supported throughout the year with mentoring resources, asynchronous journal clubs, live discussions, and networking activities.


Stritch Student Handbook (an AMIG collaboration with MSU):

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President - Lisa Mordell

Director of Education - Hanin El-Khateeb

Director of Mentorship - Caitlin Ruane

Director of Academic Collaboration - Joe Grech

Director of Professional Development - Cathy Zhang