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Frequently Asked Questions



 What is an Academic General Internist?


An academic general internist provides primary care and inpatient care for patients, teaches students and residents and conducts research.  The three main career options for academic general internists are clinician educator, clinician researcher, and academic hospitalists.1

1Levinson, W., Linzer, M. What is an academic general internist: career options and training pathways. JAMA. 2002;288(16):2045-2048.

 What is The Society of General Internal Medicine?


 Why Should I Join SGIM?


 What Meetings are Offered Throughout the Year?


 How Can I Submit My Work or Volunteer for the Annual Meeting?


 Does SGIM Offer a Career Center?


 Does SGIM Participate in Health Care Advocacy?


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