In This Month's Issue

In this issue of the SGIM Forum, Associate Editor Dr. Somnath Mookherjee and his co-authors offer two articles on mentoring. In the first article, Drs. Deshpande, Mookherjee, and team compare mentoring concepts in 2023 to a previous study on mentoring completed 20 years prior. They remind us that as much as things have changed, many opportunities remain to be tackled in the mentoring arena. In the second article, Drs. Wright, Mookherjee, and team describe how a novel paired mentoring concept around a specific project led to successes but also recognitions of how things can be done differently in the future.

SGIM president Dr. Martha Gerrity highlights the efforts of the Health Policy Committee and her crusade to advocate for internal medicine. SGIM CEO Dr. Eric Bass and Board of Regional Leaders Chair Dr. Tom Radomski detail the unfolding of a long-standing effort to realign regions within SGIM’s organizational structure. SGIM Philanthropy Committee Chair Dr. Bill Tierney reminds us that running an organization like SGIM requires financial commitments. Current SGIM financial requirements (annual membership renewals and annual meeting registrations) cover the basics of what SGIM offers as an organization. As a forward thinking and moving organization, it is the new and innovative efforts that make SGIM special, and the expansion of these programs can be supported with a donation on “Giving Tuesday.”

Drs. Gobao and Min offer perspective on the detrimental impacts of certain policies and processes on the health and wellbeing of the unhoused. Associate Editor Dr. Gaetan Sgro envisions an idealized future state of health care to meet society’s most pressing needs utilizing a future fictionalized narrative article. Finally, Dr. Alvarez Concejo and co-authors help us find purpose and joy in what we do by defining Ikigai: devotion to activities that bring joy and meaning to one’s life.

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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