Submission Categories

Submission Categories

New for SGIM21, all submission types will use the following primary categories. Please check the specific call for submissions for more details, including secondary categories.

Career Development

Submissions that address issues impacting career development, promotion, work satisfaction, and personal and professional life integration.

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.

Clinical Practice

Submissions that focus on the process and oversight of patient intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and disease prevention within a clinical setting.

Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life

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

Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health

Submissions devoted to the health and health care of underserved and special populations, the social(?) factors that influence health, and identifying and/or rectifying health disparities. 

Health Policy, Economics, and Finance

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

Healthcare Delivery and Redesign

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

Hospital-Based Medicine

Submissions that focus on the care of hospitalized patients, the inpatient care of medical conditions, and the role and effectiveness of hospitalists and hospital-based systems.

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.

Medical Ethics, Professionalism, 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.

Mental Health and Substance Use

Submissions addressing mental health and/or substance use/misuse from educational, research or clinical perspectives. This includes a broad range of substances – alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, opioids, and other drugs.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

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


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

Resiliency and Wellness

Submissions that focus on the practices of resiliency, the ability to bounce back from hardship, and wellness, the practice of actively making choices toward a healthy lifestyle, as means of combating workplace related stress and burnout.

Veterans Affairs

Submissions addressing the unique social, mental health, and physical health care needs of veterans of the US Armed Forces within the Veterans Administration Health System.

Women’s Health

Submissions addressing issues and conditions specific to or important to women.