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The TEACH certificate program was developed by SGIM’s Education Committee to address the needs of junior clinician educators. The program focuses on Teaching Skills and offers quality instruction and assessment with tangible outcomes. Participants will leave the program with an interactive Teaching Portfolio to document their teaching performance and feedback obtained as well as reflections on strengths and weaknesses. Participation in the program also provides learners with life-long access to a community of medical educators. The TEACH Certificate is affordable, accessible, and can be completed in just one year.

Who Should Apply

SGIM TEACH Certificate is ideal for junior clinician educators with teaching responsibilities, new faculty, or seasoned clinicians changing focus to include a teaching role. Both hospitalists and outpatient general internists are encouraged to apply. Attendance at the SGIM Annual Meeting is mandatory for the successful completion of the program..

Program Highlights

All participants will be required to attend one full day core content session in Year One and 3 hours of selective content spanning Year One and Year Two at the SGIM Annual Meeting. In addition, both independent and online study (including direct observations and an ePortfolio) is required. Access to an online community of educators is a valuable component of this program. Connection with this community is extended to all TEACH alumni. Participants attend a Welcome Reception in Year One and a Certificate Reception in Year Two. TEACH graduates are welcome to attend these receptions to reconnect with alumni and network with the new class.

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Meet the TEACH Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions




 Contact Julie Machulsky



Participants will be chosen via a competitive application process. The certificate fee is $800 for SGIM members and $1200 for non-members* (plus registration and travel fees for 1-2 annual meetings for both members and non-members)

Apply Now

To apply login to your SGIM/ACLGIM account and click "View Open Competitions" under the Awards and Nominations section of your account.

The TEACH Certificate program will advance teaching skills and craft a forum for valuable feedback from peers, mentors, and nationally recognized faculty.

- Dr. Michael Rosenblum
TEACH Faculty


Important Dates

August 2019

Online application opens

Nov 15, 2019

Deadline for application

Jan 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance

Feb 14, 2020

Certificate fee is due

May 6-9, 2020

Attendance required at SGIM Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL