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The Education arm of SGIM is comprised of the Education Committee and various other task forces and work groups that help develop new material geared toward training goals in the field of general internal medicine.  It is also the central repository for information on curricula and educational resources for clinician educators.

The purpose of the Education Committee is to identify and respond to the needs of clinician educators at all levels of their careers by: 

  • Improving forums for clinician educators to present their work
  • Stimulating young educators and teachers, recognizing their work, and promoting them within SGIM
  • Increasing senior educators' involvement in the Society
  • Disseminating and encouraging implementation of policy statements on promotions and tenure for educators; supporting mentorship programs
  • Informing members about educational scholarship opportunities
  • Supporting the development of excellence in teaching, curriculum development and evaluation promoting educational research methods and;
  • Collaborating with the other Core Committees, Regions, Task Forces and Interest Groups.

2017-2018 Education Committee Initiatives:

  • Implement and continue to develop the TEACH Certificate Program, including program content, online platform interface, and evaluation materials.
  • Continue development and improvement of Milestones workshops and symposium for the 2018 annual meeting based on feedback and evaluations. The subgroup is in the process of developing a relationship with AAIM to build and pilot a set of validated tools for the assessment of competency in the ambulatory setting. 

Additional Education Resources 

Awards recognizes excellence among SGIM Clinician Educators!  Click the link for a complete listing of the SGIM Awards program.

TEACH Certificate program was developed by SGIM’s Education Committee to address the needs of junior clinician educators.  Earn a master teacher certificate in just one year by attending two consecutive annual meetings and completing online distance work.

Resources section is dedicated to providing links to high quality, peer reviewed resources for teaching and educational research. Submitted resources are reviewed by the Education Committee prior to being posted on the SGIM web site.

Educator Videos is a series of video testimonials of early, mid- and senior-career SGIM members discussing their current position, their career path, and the role that SGIM has played in their development

Stacy Higgins, M.D.
Chair, Education Committee
Emory University School of Medicine
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Carla Spagnoletti, M.D., M.S.
Co-chair, Education Committee
University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine
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Eva Aagaard, M.D.
SGIM Council Liaison 
University of Colorado

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Interested in joining the Education Committee? 

Please contact Shana Donchatz, Staff Liaison, for information.  Also, visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for other volunteer opportunities.