In This Month's Issue

In this issue of SGIM Forum, LeRoi Hicks, SGIM President, and Eric Bass, SGIM CEO, share important SGIM considerations regarding organizational priorities for the coming year, with special focus in the President’s column relating to the legality of abortion in each U.S. state and that impact on future SGIM meeting plans.

Margot Cohen and colleagues write about their experiences of training residents as coaches of clerkship students during an Internal Medicine (IM) and IM-Pediatrics elective. Hussain Khawaja and co-authors describe a physician ambassador program to facilitate new faculty onboarding and retention. Medha Reddy, a third-year medical student, and her mentor offer five tips to overcoming vaccine hesitancy in minoritized populations. Stacie R. Schmidt summarizes the various ways that the healthcare industry contributes to yet can also mitigate its effects on climate change. Finally, Phillip M. Johansen, a fourth-year medical student, and co-authors offer a morning report case study and overview of the challenging diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

As an always impressive breadth of scope, our general internal medicine community spans advocacy, education, leadership, research, and the intersections and blurred boundaries beyond. I hope we can periodically return to our roots in nature as one of many possible ways to rejuvenate and reenergize our numerous important initiatives and daily work.

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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