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is a campaign from the Society of General Internal Medicine aimed at encouraging medical students and residents to pursue GIM. We give general internists a framework to explain why their field is special.

This web portal provides facts about the field of general internal medicine, information for students, and mechanisms through which established GIM physicians can interest their students and residents in the field. 

Join us on Twitter at #ProudtobeGIM.

What is General Internal Medicine (GIM)?

 1. The general internist is the “quarterback” of care, coordinating a patient’s care among specialists while building life-long relationships with patients.

2. Internists are leading the charge into the future of health care by innovating new health care delivery systems that serve our patients better.

3. Internists are the primary care doctors you turn to throughout the life-cycle, when you’re young and healthy, when you confront health difficulties, and the trusted advisor you turn to after receiving advice from specialists. 

Learn More About General Internal Medicine

Is general internal medicine all clinical all the time? What does it take to get into a general internal medicine residency position? Dr. Paul O'Rourke, a fellow in general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and Tyler Mains, a fourth-year medical student, address med students' questions and some myths about the specialty as they explain the advantages of being a general internist.

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2019-2020 ProudtobeGIM Grantees Announced

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SGIM and The American College of Physicians (ACP) are pleased to fund the following institutions for the 2019-2020 ProudtobeGIM cycle:

  • Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care / The Massachusetts Chapter of the ACP
  • Indiana University School of Medicine / Indiana Chapter of the ACP
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / University of Maryland School of Medicine / Maryland Chapter of the ACP
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • NYU Langone Health
  • The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania, and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University / Pennsylvania Southeast Regional Chapter of the ACP
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine / Yale University School of Medicine / Connecticut Chapter of the ACP / Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  • University of Oklahoma / University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences / North Dakota Chapter of the ACP / First District Medical Society
  • University of South Carolina Medical School
  • University of Utah Health
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medicine / NY ACP Manhattan Chapter
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine / West Virginia Chapter of the ACP
  • White River Health Systems

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"I’m proud to be a general internist. I’m the coordinator of my patients’ care – working with other specialists and health care providers to ensure all of our patients' unique needs are met. The health care system is undergoing dramatic change, and we’re leading the way as innovators for the future."  


Funding was made possible for the ProudtobeGIM campaign through a generous donation from the Hess Foundation.  SGIM wishes to express its thanks for allowing the Society to express the importance of a career in general internal medicine.