In This Month's Issue

In this issue of SGIM Forum, articles offer a variety of perspectives from our community’s common identity as general internists and members of SGIM. Jean Kutner, SGIM president, shares her own SGIM journey and sage advice from long-time leaders in the Society on getting engaged. Eric Bass, SGIM CEO, teams up with Schwartz and Staiger, chairs of the Leadership in Health Policy Program, to provide a vital update on a new primary care coalition in partnership with other professional organizations. Kwolek, et al, and Shrivastava and Bennett, offer two articles from the Women and Medicine Commission, introducing their new Workgroup on Parenting initiative launched in November 2020 and offering a program director’s leadership view on policies to promote a family-friendly residency environment.

As of mid-December 2020, the first waves of COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States have only just begun. Peek offers a critical commentary on equitable vaccine access for the most vulnerable communities suffering from poor outcomes COVID-19 due to structural racism. Reflecting on an earlier stage of the pandemic, Kutscher and Kladney compare COVID-19 test counselling benefits during the pandemic to those of HIV test counselling during the AIDS epidemic. From the front lines, Holliday shares her emotional journey of caring for a dying COVID-19 patient as a resident and facilitating his family’s final goodbyes remotely.

From the Editor

Becoming a Man for Others

Michael Landry, MD, MSc, FACP, Editor in Chief, SGIM Forum
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Featured Column

The State of Medical Care in the Carceral System

Aprotim C. Bhowmik, EdM
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GIMLearn: From Building Blocks to Next Steps

Marshall Fleurant, MD, MPH; Nathan Spell, MD, FACP; Dawn Haglund, MA, CAE; Margaret C. Lo, MD, FACP
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SGIM 2024 Special Symposia: Strengthening Relationships and Valuing Our Diversity

Rashmi Jasrasaria, MD; C. Nicholas Cuneo, MD, MPH
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Other Articles

Learning Core Geriatric Principles through Inpatient Geriatric Consults

Louisa Whitesides, MD; Tahira Lodhi, MD; Christina Prather, MD; Tania Alchalabi, MD
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The Ins and Outs of G2211: A Billing Code to Capture the Work You Are Already Doing

Caroline E. Sloan, MD, MPH; Quratulain Syed, MD; Celeste Newby, MD, PHD
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Underutilized Billable Counseling Codes for Medicare and Medicare Advantage Visits: What the General Internist Needs to Know

Walker Pride, MD; Crista Keller, MD; Scott Joy, MD, MBA, FACP; Elizabeth Parker, CPC, CRC
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Q & A with SGIM’s CEO and the Chair of SGIM’s Health Policy Committee on Advocacy Activities in 2023-24

Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; Michael A. Fischer, MD, MS
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Embracing Uncontested Elections: An Unexpected Pathway to Increase Engagement and Diversity to Sustain SGIM

Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, FACP, President, SGIM
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The State of Medical Care in the Carceral System

Aprotim C. Bhowmik, EdM
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