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What is General Internal Medicine (GIM)?

Society of General Internal Medicine 

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) is the professional home for people working to improve health through academic general internal medicine. Our members understand the power of research and education to foster excellent care. Our programs, events, and networking opportunities accelerate professional advancement, while our advocacy promotes a more equitable system of care that works for patients, communities, and our members.

As educators, researchers, and clinicians, we share a deep commitment to patients, and to one another. As colleagues, we understand the nuances of the field and embrace the complexity that general internal medicine presents. We support one another’s success, year after year, creating a community where exploration and collaboration are celebrated.

As you explore the many facets of being a member, you will find the programs and activities of SGIM to be innovative and a reflection of the shared interests and needs of our dedicated community of colleagues. 

How Do I Join SGIM?

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 

Membership Cancellation Policy 



Gain access to a community of clinicians, researchers, hospitalists and educators largely based in educational and community health centers.

Career Management

Mentorship programs, networking tools, career awards, access to article publication and CME opportunities.


Peer driven and member orchestrated; insuring the interests and best practices of our members are addressed. CME is usually available for most sessions.


Promoting dialogue and interaction between members and the scientific community.


SGIM’s non-partisan work involves promoting the overall advancement of GIM including insuring funding opportunities for our membership

Join your colleagues from around the world at SGIM’s 2021 Virtual Meeting:
Transforming Values into Action

April 20-23, 2021

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