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Education

The Education arm of SGIM is comprised of the Education Committee and various other task forces and work groups that help develop new material geared toward training goals in the field of general internal medicine.  It is also the central repository for information on curricula and educational resources for clinician educators.

The purpose of the Education Committee is to identify and respond to the needs of clinician educators at all levels of their careers by: 

  • Improving forums for clinician educators to present their work
  • Stimulating young educators and teachers, recognizing their work, and promoting them within SGIM
  • Increasing senior educators' involvement in the Society
  • Disseminating and encouraging implementation of policy statements on promotions and tenure for educators; supporting mentorship programs
  • Informing members about educational scholarship opportunities
  • Supporting the development of excellence in teaching, curriculum development and evaluation promoting educational research methods and;
  • Collaborating with the other Core Committees, Regions, Task Forces and Interest Groups.

2019-2020 Education Committee Initiatives:

  • TEACH: Year-long faculty development program for junior Clinician-Educators- provides enhanced training in teaching skills and scholarship to the next generation of educators in GIM. 
  • Maintenance of Certification: The MOC Subcommittee ensures that the CME gained at the annual and regional meeting is available for MOC credit. It represents the Education Committee in various internal and external forums to ensure effective execution of this objective. MOC is of great interest to members for both educational growth and for board certification.
  • Education-related Policy: The committee serves as the voice of SGIM, with support of Council, on various education related-policies and position statements both in an advisory capacity and in the development of policies that affect medical education and clinician educators in GIM.
  • Education Awards Annual Selection
  • SGIM FORUM articles pertaining to the Education Committee's work. 
  • Presentation of the Medical Education Update at the Annual Meeting 

Additional Education Resources 

Awards recognizes excellence among SGIM Clinician Educators!  Click the link for a complete listing of the SGIM Awards program.

TEACH Certificate program was developed by SGIM’s Education Committee to address the needs of junior clinician educators.  Earn a master teacher certificate in just one year by attending two consecutive annual meetings and completing online distance work. 

AAIM Primary Care Toolkit   
The AAIM Primary Care Track Toolkit is a practical evidence-based curriculum for medical educators interested in starting or enhancing primary care tracks in their residency programs.


Carla Spagnoletti, M.D., M.S.
Co-chair, Education Committee
University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine
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Danielle Jones, M.D.
Co-chair, Education Committee
Emory University School of  Medicine
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Reena Karani, M.D. MHPE
SGIM Council Liaison 
Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Interested in joining the Education Committee? 

Please contact Erika Baker, Staff Liaison,  for information. Also, visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for other volunteer opportunities.