Print Email

Society of General Internal Medicine

The Society of General Internal Medicine is a national medical society of 3,000 physicians who are the primary internal medicine 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.

Our mission is to lead excellence, change, and innovation in clinical care, education, and research in general internal medicine to achieve health care delivery that is comprehensive, technologically-advanced and individualized; instills trust within a culture of respect; is efficient in the use of time, people, and resources; is organized and financed to achieve optimal health outcomes; maximizes equity, and continually learns and adapts.


Annual SGIM Meeting
Washington, DC 
May 8-11, 2019

Learn More


The First National Meeting

The first national meeting of SREPCIM was convened on April 28, 1978.  All 178 attendees were granted membership and voting rights and an initial constitution was drafted that provided for annual meetings that would serve as a forum for research and education. Officers were elected by ballot in July 1978 and a newsletter for the Society was established.

Membershiphealth-care.jpgMembership Benefits Join SGIM


As a member of the SGIM you have full access to our member benefits and networking opportunities. These tools will enable you to excel in the practice of academic general internal medicine and your career regardless of your experience level.

SGIM has advanced my career in more ways than I can speak of. It truly is my academic and professional home away from home.


- Dr. Frank Smith