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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee supports the mission of SGIM by cultivating a healthy membership by recruiting and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and active membership of educators, researchers, and clinicians in academic general internal medicine in the United States and around the world. The Membership Committee identifies and measures members' needs, priorities, satisfaction with the Society, viewpoints, and works with other leaders to develop and implement plans accordingly; collaborates with Council and other work groups to devise strategies for attracting and retaining members.

2019-2020 Membership Committee Initiatives:

  • Recruitment and Retention: Collaborates with the SGIM membership staff to recruit new members of all career levels and retain SGIM's current membership to ensure organizational health in the future. 
  • Trainee Engagement Programs: Helps facilitate exposure and engagement with SGIM at an early stage in a trainee's career. The Committee manages the Young Scholars in GIM Scholarship, which provides a complimentary registration to the SGIM annual meeting to 25 students and/or residents (application process). The Commitee also manages the Investing in GIM Membership Program, which provides a complimentary membership to 30 first-year fellows (first come, first served).
  • Engagement with Regional Membership Leadership: Manages subcommittee of Regional Membership Chairs and Chair-Elects from reach of the 7 regions and hosts quarterly conference calls led by the
    Membership Committee Co-Chair. These calls serve as an opportunity
    for collaboration among the regions, build relationships, discuss upcoming regional meetings and allow the Membership Committee Co-Chair to develop a roster of colleagues for the upcoming leadership term.
  • Future Leaders of GIM Fund: Works with the Finance Committee and SGIM finance staff on the administration of funds from the Future Leaders of GIM Fund designed to financially contribute to advancing the careers of future GIM leaders (trainees) through the Young Scholars in GIM Scholarship and the Investing in GIM Membership Program. 

Interested in Becoming an SGIM Member?

New members may join online in minutes! Completing your membership application and profile online is is the most convenient and fastest way to start your SGIM membership. 

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You may also download a membership form and fax it to SGIM at (202) 887-5405 or e-mail it to

Robert L. Fogerty, MD, MPH
Chair, Membership Committee
Yale-New Haven Hospital
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Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
Florida State University College of Medicine
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Hollis Day, MD
SGIM Council Liaison
Boston Medical Center
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Interested in joining the Membership Committee? 

Please contact Muna Futur, Staff Liaison, for more information. Also, visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for other volunteer opportunities.