Academic GIM White Paper

Over the past half-century, the medical education and healthcare landscape has evolved significantly. Reflecting on the strides made in value cohesion, diversity integration, and healthcare delivery, we chart a renewed path for academic general internal medicine. Here's a concise overview of our vision moving forward.

Report: Physician Payment Reform

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) established the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform with the purpose of assessing physician payment and how pay incentives are linked to patient care. This independent commission consisted of physicians spanning various medical specialties and representatives from healthcare, insurance, a state health department, health policy leaders, and a consumer representative. In 2013, the Commission released a report containing recommendations to reform the physician payment system in an effort to control healthcare expenses and enhance patient outcomes.