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Commissions play a vital role in fulfilling the Society's mission and supporting its members.  Commissions conduct substantive, on-going Council initiatives that intersect with at least two core missions and have representation from the relevant core mission committees. All commissions, like committees, report to Council.  Commissions are generally funded by outside grants and work to promote their specific field within general internal medicine.


Academic Hospitalists

Created in response to the needs of hospitalists already within the Society, the commission is committed to supporting the community of scholars dedicated to the care of hospitalized patients.


The Geriatrics Commission is committed to providing  multiple opportunities to learn about the care of elderly patients through career development, promotion of the measurement and evaluation of geriatric competencies for medical trainees, and the promotion of clinical care, teaching, and research in the field of geriatrics.

Women and Medicine

The Women and Medicine Commission (WAMC) is the key SGIM member vehicle for promoting women's health and academic careers of women in medicine.  WAMC's mission is to facilitate communication among interest groups related to women's health, promote women's health as a generalist issue in both clinical practice and health policy, and support the career development of academic women physicians pursuing careers in women's health. 

Health Equity

The SGIM Commission on Health Disparities provides SGIM with the opportunity to examine the specific role the organization can play in eliminating health disparities by focusing on its strengths as an organization concerned with research, education, and patient care in primary care internal medicine.

The MOC workgroup is responsible for facilitating the creation of ABIM-approved Maintenanceof-Certification modules based on the work of SGIM and its committees, workgroups, taskforces, and interest groups. - See more at: