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#ProudtobeGIM

is a campaign from the Society of General Internal Medicine aimed at encouraging medical students and residents to pursue GIM. We give general internists a framework to explain why their field is special.

This web portal provides facts about the field of general internal medicine, information for students, and mechanisms through which established GIM physicians can interest their students and residents in the field. 

Join us on Twitter at #ProudtobeGIM.

What is General Internal Medicine (GIM)?

 1. The general internist is the “quarterback” of care, coordinating a patient’s care among specialists while building life-long relationships with patients.

2. Internists are leading the charge into the future of health care by innovating new health care delivery systems that serve our patients better.

3. Internists are the primary care doctors you turn to throughout the life-cycle, when you’re young and healthy, when you confront health difficulties, and the trusted advisor you turn to after receiving advice from specialists. 

Learn More About General Internal Medicine

Is general internal medicine all clinical all the time? What does it take to get into a general internal medicine residency position? Dr. Paul O'Rourke, a fellow in general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and Tyler Mains, a fourth-year medical student, address med students' questions and some myths about the specialty as they explain the advantages of being a general internist.

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"I’m proud to be a general internist. I’m the coordinator of my patients’ care – working with other specialists and health care providers to ensure all of our patients' unique needs are met. The health care system is undergoing dramatic change, and we’re leading the way as innovators for the future. I can’t understate the power of the relationships I have with my patients. My patients and their families trust me. I provide the full range of care throughout different stages of their adult life. From primary to complex care, my role is to lead the medical field in order to ensure patients receive the proper care.”  

 

Funding was made possible for the ProudtobeGIM campaign through a generous donation from the Hess Foundation.  SGIM wishes to express its thanks for allowing the Society to express the importance of a career in general internal medicine.