Society of General Internal Medicine

The Society of General Internal Medicine is a medical society of over 3,000 physicians who are the primary care internal medical faculty of every medical school and major teaching hospital in the United States.

The Society of General Internal Medicine is a national medical society of 3,000 physicians who are the primary care internal medical faculty of every medical school and major teaching hospital in the United States. SGIM members teach medical students, residents, and fellows how to care for adult patients. They also conduct research that improves primary care, preventative measures, and treatment services for patients.

SGIM is a member-based international association of over 3,000 of the world’s leading general internists, who are dedicated to improving access to care for vulnerable populations, eliminating health care disparities and enhancing medical education. The members of the Society advance the practice of medicine through their commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective care to adults, educating the next generation of outstanding physicians, and conducting cutting-edge research to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes of all patients.

Mission: SGIM is dedicated to improving patient care, education, and research in primary care and general internal medicine.

Check out the current SGIM Forum Medical Education column- "A Medical Student Approach to Health Policy and Advocacy Elective":

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What's in a name? Read more from Dr. Aliza Norwood as she discusses respect and identity in transgender care:

Many aspects of work conditions in health care have been linked to physician burnout and patient care outcomes. However, there are some important system-level reforms that can be implemented to make things better. Explore them here:

In her first President's column for the May 2019 issue of #SGIM's Forum, Dr. Karen DeSalvo discusses General Internists advancing health beyond health care. Read her inaugural article here:

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The Curbsiders attended the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting and provided two EXCELLENT recaps of their time in Washington, DC. Please take a listen to their podcasts recorded on site.
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Missed a session at 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting that you really wanted to attend? We've got you covered! The #SGIM conference library offers free access to meeting attendees: . The theme of the 2019 meeting is Courage to Lead: Equity, Engagement, and Advocacy in Turbulent Times. Health equity, patient engagement, and advocacy for general medicine are becoming increasingly important in the current healthcare and political landscape as we continue to aim to improve health ou...

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Washington, DC for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Catch us next year in Birmingham, AL!

We would like to send a special THANK YOU to our sponsors of #SGIM programs and the 2019 annual meeting!

TODAY- Saturday Plenary Session - May 11, 2019, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Sonia Angell, MD, MPH

TODAY- Friday Plenary Session - May 10, 2019, 8:15 am – 10:15 am

2019 Malcolm L. Peterson Honor Lecture - Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD -

TODAY- Thursday Plenary Session - May 9, 2019, 8:15 – 10:15 am

Presidential Address, TED-style presentation- Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

Lightning Talks:
Carl G. Streed, Jr., MD, MPH
Yvette Roubideaux, MD, MPH

Here's everything you need to know about meals at the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting! Grab your breakfast/lunch and head to an interest group, mentoring panel, or session.

Searching for a new career move? Be sure to visit the 2019 SGIM Annual Annual Meeting career fair today from 5:00-7:00pm!

Good Morning from the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC! We're so happy to have over 2,600 of our closest friends join us for this year's meeting! #ProudtobeGIM

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So you're registered and planning to attend the 2019 SGIM annual meeting? We've created a quick guide to help you. Here's everything you need to know before you go:

VA Careers

Are you attending the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Washington, DC May 8-11th? Be sure to stop by the VA Careers booth #114 and learn why Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the right choice for your #internalmedicine career! #ChooseVA

We are less than TEN days away from the 2019 SGIM annual meeting. You still have time to register to join us at this highly anticipated #GIM meeting Washington, DC:

Check out this SGIM Forum article - Grassroots Institutional Advocacy: A Path to Wellness and a Healthy Workplace

SGIM provides the tools that enable you to excel in the practice of general internal medicine and your career regardless of your experience level. Renew your membership today to maintain your membership for the 2019 year:

Have you heard? The final program has been released for the 2019 SGIM annual meeting! Download it today and plan your time with us Washington, DC next month:

As Doctor Shortage Continues, Residency Programs Show Some Success at Graduating More Primary Care Physicians

100 internal medicine residency program directors across the country were surveyed to gain an understanding about how to better prepare trainees for a career in primary care. Here's what they found out. Johns Hopkins Medicine As Doctor Shortage Continues, Residency Programs Show Some Success at Graduating More Primary Care Physicians 04/09/2019 Credit: iStock Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that how training is organized for doctors-in-training might impact their decision to go into primary care. The study, appea...

A study was published that sought to analyze the value of primary care. The findings? Primary care doctors increase life expectancy. Read more via Forbes:

Our annual meeting offers a plethora of opportunities to network and collaborate with GIM experts from around the world. We are exactly 30 days away from the 2019 SGIM Annual meeting! If you haven't registered yet to join us in May, you should:

Dr. Elizabeth P. Griffiths describes #advocacy as a team sport. In her April '19 #SGIM Forum column, she offers insight on finding a space for advocacy in #academicmedicine:

In her last president's Forum column, Giselle Corbie-Smith reflects on the accomplishments of #SGIM during her term. Read 'A Year in Review' here:

Membership offers many benefits including receiving the best rate for the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting. Not a member? Become one today:

A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money

With over 30 million people in the U.S. living with diabetes, glucose monitoring may be unnecessary for those with type 2 that are not on insulin. Check out this article from the The New York Times to find out more: . Routine glucose monitoring may be unnecessary for people with Type 2 diabetes who are not on insulin.

Standard registration for the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting ends on 4/2! Save over $100 by registering today to attend one of General Internal Medicine's best annual meetings:

In the March 2019 SGIM Forum issue, Dr. Sarah G. Candler expounds on what can be gained from considering innovative funding for graduate medical education Read more:

SGIM Forum March 2019 Book Review: Frameworks for Internal Medicine written by Dr. Andre Mansoor. Reviewed by Dr. Avital O'Glasser. Read here:

2019 will be a very active year for Medicaid. With changes on the horizon, Dr. Jen Bracey explains more:

In this month’s President’s Forum Column, Gisele Corbie-Smith discusses self-care measures we can all take to be in it for the long haul. Read more:

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You don't want to miss the 2019 SGIM annual meeting this spring in Washington, DC! Early registration ends TODAY. To receive the best rate, be sure to register now:

The Single Word Most Associated with Negative Hospital Reviews on Yelp May Point to Poor Communication – PR News

Researchers found that the one word that is most associated with negative hospital Yelp reviews is "told". Read more and find out why. Penn Medicine A Penn Medicine research team found that the word “told” was tied to almost 20 percent of poor reviews

A new tool has been created to help document abuse injuries for elders during their medical visits. To explore more abut what may provide better evidence for elderly abuse cases, please visit:

Preliminary Program - 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting

Have you heard? The preliminary program for the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting has been announced. Find your favorite sessions and be sure to register by 3/12/19 for the best rate! More details:

We couldn’t have done it without all of the amazing participation from you guys. From the videos to the pictures, and all of the inspiring words, our followers rocked #ProudtoBeGIM week!

Calling all medical students and residents that are #ProudtobeGIM! We want to help you attend the 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting. Apply today for our Young Scholars in GIM scholarship that provides funds to cover registration costs. More details:


Are you wearing your #ProudtoBeGIM Button? Our top boss is. Check out Eric Bass taking a quick break to show his General Internal Medicine Pride!

Why are we #ProudtobeGIM? Here are a few reasons: We tackle every challenge of the adult life cycle, We provide cutting edge care for the complex patient, and our relationships with our patients are powerful -- and lifelong!

Is there a doctor in the house? There sure is. Our very own Dr. Finn works very hard to provide exceptional care for his patients aka SGIM employees. He's #ProudtobeGIM!

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