In This Month's Issue

As an official publication of the Society of General Internal Medicine, SGIM Forum takes pride in amplifying and, as necessary, repeating the various ways that certain policy changes go against SGIM's core values and vision of a just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health. This includes policies that interfere with the patient-physician relationship or penalize evidence-based care, which includes policies that threaten the well-being of gender-diverse and sex and gender minority populations.

In this SGIM Forum theme issue on “LGBTQIA+, Sex, and Gender Minority Health, we take pride in offering multiple viewpoints and tools from authors on: Providing a list of concrete actions to foster inclusivity, combat stigma, and advocate for reforms on behalf of LGBTQIA+ patients; Describing the work of SGIM’s LGBTQ Health Interest Group;
recounting lessons learned from coordinating a timely and impactful response to harmful legislation; Sharing insights from an academic career spent advocating for sexual and gender minorities; Outlining practical guidance for how to integrate gender-affirming care into a primary care setting; Discussing processes for recruitment and retention of sexual and gender minority medical students and trainees; and Offering personal reflections on a system that too often reinforces stigma and causes pain, and on attending to the spiritual needs of persons seeking gender affirming care.

We hope these pages will inspire you to raise your voices and focus your unique expertise to ensure that sensitive, individualized, and life-affirming health care is available to all.

From the Editor

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

Michael Landry, MD, MSc, FACP, Editor in Chief, SGIM Forum
Learn More

Featured Column

Enforcing Unjust Laws Violates Medical Ethics: Physicians Who Do So Must Be Held Accountable

Amirala S. Pasha, DO, JD; Richard Silbert, MD*
Learn More

WHAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN: A PILOT INTERVISIT CURRICULUM FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS

Matthew J. Mulligan, MD; Karen E. Stenehjem, MD; Anne C. Cioletti, MD
Learn More

INCORPORATING THE GERIATRIC 5MS INTO GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

Eva P. Szymanski, MD; Jessica X. Zuo, MD
Learn More

Other Articles

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
Learn More

The Power of Conversation: How Podcasting Helped Me Address Imposter Syndrome

Elizabeth C. Esselman, MD
Learn More

Elder Abuse: The Importance of Recognition and Reporting by General Internists

Sarah Tietz, MD; Jennifer L. Michener, MD; Elizabeth M. Bloemen, MD, MPH
Learn More

Digital Evaluation and Management Services: A Route to Harmony with the Portal

Stephen Fuest, MD; Erin Murphy, MD
Learn More

Building and Strengthening Relationships

Martha S. Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP, President, SGIM
Learn More

Download the Full Issue