In This Month's Issue

In this issue, we highlight articles by several trainees. Medical student Sheryl A. Cherian discusses the humanistic side of medicine by discussing the frequency of burnout at the individual level and defines the awareness of moral injury as an underlying component in her descriptive case. We also see the humanistic side of medicine in Dr. Fenske’s article as she describes her self-evolution during internship in understanding how communication, transparency, and humanism are essential in delivering excellent patient care.

Drs. Williams and Kohli, Chair and Co-chair of the Membership Committee, discuss SGIM’s investment in SRFs by spotlighting the “Investing in GIM” initiative for fellows and the National Young Scholar in GIM (NYSGIM) offering for residents and students. Drs. Allen and Jackson describe their use of innovation and technology to increase communication through JamBoard which allows reflection on daily experiences and sharing feedback or educational pearls. Dr. Ali reminds us to define, recognize, and advocate for “true diversity” because when all voices are expressed, we can have a healthcare system as heterogeneous as our communities and SGIM. Drs. Bass and Maruthur highlight the SGIM investment in establishing an SGIM Task Force to address future collaborative efforts between SGIM and fellowship training programs.

Dr. Hoque describes the benefits and challenges of shared decision making in clinical practice while Dr. Leung describes her lifelong learning within the Dutch healthcare system with the focus on life expectancy instead of code status. Dr. Gerrity describes the value of generalist’s care utilizing the 4 C model of first contact, continuity, comprehensive care, and coordination of care in an increasingly complex healthcare system. Finally, Dr. Ehrenberger pays tributes to trainees with her resident appreciation poem (applicable to all SRFs).

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Women and Medicine Commission’s Workgroup on Parenting: A New Initiative

Deborah Kwolek, MD; Beth Lewis, MD, MPH; Elisha L. Brownfield, MD; Sneha Shrivastava, MD; Megan McNamara, MD; Anna Volerman, MD; Kerri Palamara, MD
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Q & A with SGIM’s CEO and Chairs of the Leadership in Health Policy Program: Coalition Advocacy for a New Paradigm for Primary Care Financing

Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; Mark D. Schwartz, MD; Thomas Staiger, MD
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Creating a Family-Friendly Residency Environment as a Program Director

Sneha Shrivastava, MD; Wendy L. Bennett, MD, MPH
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A Call for COVID-19 Test Counselors

Eric Kutscher, MD; Mat Kladney, MD
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Through the Mask, Face Shield, and iPad

Alison M. Holliday, MD, MPH
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