In This Month's Issue

While strengthening a team can take on a variety of meanings, it is apt in the demanding and dynamic clinical and educational settings of multidisciplinary general internal medicine healthcare professionals.

From an individual’s perspective, strengthening the care team might mean bringing a unique expertise to their team. Orozco, et al., explore these issues and the potential for a community health worker or patient navigator to facilitate care coordination and community engagement in individual patients’ health. Myong and Newman offer a medical student perspective on the visible value of multidisciplinary team care in patients’ communities. For a team looking to adapt to changing healthcare environments and optimize the applications of their team members’ skills, Sakumoto, et al., offer a look into an all-virtual primary care team model.

General internal medicine physicians, or generalists, can identify with a variety of roles based on their clinical setting: hospitalists in hospital settings, ambulists in ambulatory settings, and now virtualists in virtual or remote settings. For leaders and organizations looking to bring on talent from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, strategic planning and intentionality are needed to foster innovation and synergy within and between care teams across different settings. Alkhaiw and Torres-Deas explore the long view of primary care physicians in interdisciplinary team leadership roles.

SGIM also has its role to play throughout each of these settings with regards to promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and team-based care. Lypson, SGIM President, provides an update on behalf of SGIM Council and highlights from the winter leadership retreat. If you are a current or recent general internal medicine fellow, or a general internal medicine fellowship program director, please read an important call for survey responses from the SGIM Fellows Survey Sub-Committee, a subcommittee of the SGIM Research Committee, by Marathur, et al. The survey provides the Sub-Committee with information on the career outcomes of current and former general medicine research fellows and helps to identify barriers and facilitators to developing and maintaining a GIM research career. Also, Bass, SGIM CEO, and O’Malley, Director of the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research (NCEPCR), provide an update on NCEPCR goals for primary care researchers and how SGIM is engaged in advancing primary care research workforce development.

From the Editor

Scholarly Publications: Overcoming Writer’s Block and Sharing Unique Experiences

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

Highlights of the Upcoming SGIM 2024 Annual Meeting

Zirui Song, MD, PhD; Jenny Schmidt, MD
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Enforcing Unjust Laws Violates Medical Ethics: Physicians Who Do So Must Be Held Accountable

Amirala S. Pasha, DO, JD; Richard Silbert, MD*
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WHAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN: A PILOT INTERVISIT CURRICULUM FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS

Matthew J. Mulligan, MD; Karen E. Stenehjem, MD; Anne C. Cioletti, MD
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Other Articles

My Life, My Story: An Approach to What Matters Most

Nam-Ha Brown, MD; Elise Binder, MD, Med; Shivani K. Jindal, MD, MPH
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Falls Among the Elderly: A Brief Review

Won Jong Chwa, BS; Farzana Hoque, MD, MRCP, FACP, FRCP
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Sustaining SGIM’s Forging Our Future Program and Giving Thanks to Contributors in 2023

Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH; William M. Tierney, MD
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Highlights of the Upcoming SGIM 2024 Annual Meeting

Zirui Song, MD, PhD; Jenny Schmidt, MD
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The Psychosocial Impact of Surviving Pediatric Cancer: Recommendations for Internists from the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Literature

Suranjana Dey, MD, MPH; Jeremy Snyder, MD; Laura C. Hart, MD, MPH
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