Submission Categories

Submission Categories

All submission types will use the following primary categories. Please check the specific call for submissions for more details.


Primary Categories: 

Ambulatory Medicine

Submissions that focus on the care of ambulatory patients, the outpatient care of medical conditions, and the role, effectiveness and innovation of primary care and outpatient clinicians and systems. Submissions focused on medical education in these settings should choose the medical education and education scholarship category; submissions focused on the conduct of research in these setting should use the research category.

Hospital-Based Medicine

Submissions that focus on the care of hospitalized patients, the inpatient care of medical conditions, and the role and effectiveness and innovation of hospitalists and hospital-based systems. Submissions focused on medical education in these settings should choose the medical education and education scholarship category; submissions focused on the conduct of research in these setting should use the research category.

Medical Education and Education Scholarship

Submissions that focus on issues related to medical education: needs assessment, curricular design, curricular implementation, and outcomes assessment in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education.

Research

Submissions that highlight research in areas such as biology, neuroscience, sociology/psychology, genetics, computational science, economics, health services, and health outcomes, with the goal of broadening knowledge in the field of General Internal Medicine.

Round 1 Secondary Categories:

Career Development, Professionalism, and Wellness

Submissions that address issues impacting career development, promotion, work satisfaction, personal and professional life integration, and creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for the generalist workforce.

Clinical Informatics and Health Information Technology

Submissions that combine foundational principles of computer and information science with medicine to further advancements in medical research, patient data collection and analysis, medical education, telemedicine, and administration of public health care services.

The Life Span - Adolescence to Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life

Submissions addressing adolescences, aging, care of older adults and/or individuals living with a serious illness, and treatment decision making for individuals near end of life

Healthcare Delivery and Redesign

Submissions with a focus on reimagining, redesigning, and implementing innovative systems to deliver health care more effectively and efficiently.

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health

Submissions devoted to the health and health care of underserved and special populations, the social and structural factors that impact health, and identifying and/or rectifying health disparities. This includes submissions on anti-racism, LGBTQ+ communities, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Latinx, and other communities facing discrimination.

Health Policy and Advocacy, Economics, and Finance

Submissions that evaluate the impact of local, state/province, or national policies and/or advocacy on clinical and economic outcomes.

Medical Ethics and Humanities

Submissions that focus on clinical ethics, research ethics, global health ethics, medical professionalism, the history of medicine, art, literature, philosophy, theology and/or spirituality in medicine.

Stigmatized Health Conditions

Submissions addressing varied stigmatized health issues (e.g., infectious diseases, mental health conditions, substance use) and the efforts to address stigma from an educational, research or clinical perspective.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Submissions that focus on quality assessment, gaps in quality of care, medical errors, quality improvement, patient safety and health systems science in the ambulatory or inpatient setting.

Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender-Informed Medicine

Submissions related to education, research and patient care affected by patient sex and gender.