SGIM has a variety of publications that act as vehicles for dialogue and interaction among members and the scientific community at large. Published monthly (in both hard copy and electronic form), the Journal of General Internal Medicine provides cutting-edge medical research to the internal medicine community. SGIM Forum (also monthly) provides insight into the SGIM community and reports Society activities. Other publications, like SGIM's residency and fellowship directories, are sources of specific medical, curriculum, and program material. The Society also publishes occasional white papers and press releases to alert the medical community to its position on a variety of current issues.
The Journal of General Internal Medicine
The Journal of General Internal Medicine is the official journal of the Society. It promotes improved patient care, research, and education in primary care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine.
is a quarterly publication of the association containing regular columns on "Perspectives in Leadership" essays from faculty members, students, staff, patients on what they look for in a leaders; "Words of Wisdom Corner" general articles by different levels of leaders in the field, and "Harvard Business Review Corner" articles applicable to day-to-day operations, food for the soul and mind!
Forum offers articles, essays, thought-pieces and editorials that reflect on health care trends, report on Society activities, and air important issues in general internal medicine and the health care system at large.
SGIM White Papers
Occasionally SGIM publishes white papers on topics germane to the field of GIM. Those papers may be accessed below.
SGIM Blue Ribbon Panel Report, July 2006
Future of General Internal Medicine, April 2004
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