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Site Visit Program

The mission of ACLGIM is to promote academic General Internal Medicine, assist Division Chiefs to become leaders and help them articulate the value of GIM. Divisions of General Internal Medicine typically have major educational and clinical roles in Departments of Internal Medicine, and some have substantial research programs.

The site visit program provides the opportunity for a GIM Division and Department to have an objective assessment of its general internal medicine activities and suggest ways the Division and its faculty might improve on what they do and contribute more effectively to the institution’s missions.  The program has been active since it's first visit in 2002.

Aims of Completed ACLGIM External Reviews

  • New:  Physician wellness and burnout
  • Integrating hospitalist programs into academic divisions
  • Growing research programs & scholarship in GIM
  • ​Gaining NCQA PCMH certification
  • Evaluating and selecting a new GIM division chief
  • ​Assistance in strategic planning process
  • ​Starting a new division of GIM
  • ACO development

Site Visit Program Frequently Asked Questions 

Questions?  Contact Kay Ovington at

The Site Visit Team


Typically, 2-3 members of ACLGIM compose the site visit team. The hosting institution articulates the purpose for the visit and can suggest Division Chiefs or senior SGIM faculty they would like to evaluate their program.

The Visit


The Report


The Costs


Who to Contact - Beginning the Planning Process


The Site Visit process was very worthwhile- not only because of the insights of the visitors but also because of the message they delivered directly to my faculty in their individual meetings.

- Dr. Thomas Tape, MD
University of Nebraska