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Task Forces

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


 Evidence Based Medicine

The mission of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Evidence-Based Medicine Task Force is to to promote evidence-based medicine in research, teaching, and clinical practice.

Academic Hospitalists

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


The Geriatrics Task Force 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.

GIM for Young Adults

This task force's goal is to expand our focus to all aspects of young adult health while continuing to promote improved care for young adults with complex conditions of childhood throughout their lifespan. It will help increase the contributions of the task force to SGIM, the membership, and general internal medicine as a whole.

Women and Medicine

The Women and Medicine Task Force (WAMTF) is the key SGIM member vehicle for promoting women's health and academic careers of women in medicine.  WAMTF'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. 


The SGIM Task Force 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.

Veterans Affairs 

The VA Task Force is responsible for coordinating VA HSR&D-sponsored symposia and other events at the SGIM Annual Meeting.

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: