To promote the field of Academic Hospital Medicine and serve the community of Academic Hospitalists in the Society of General Internal Medicine.
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Ambulatory Care Education of Residents Interest Group
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This group is for those interested in improving or researching clinic handoffs in the ambulatory setting. This community may be used for quality improvement, research collaboration and sharing resources.
The Anticoagulation-Thromboembolism interest group was founded in 1988 by Rich White, MD as a way to connect SGIM members who have clinical or research interest in this topic. In 2013, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary we are moving to SGIM community. All members of SGIM are invited to join and we look forward to meeting old friends and new members at the next annual meeting. In between meetings, we look forward at leveraging the new Connect functionality to discuss clinical quandaries, share new research findings and educational opportunities.
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Many SGIM members are actively engaged in cancer related research in the areas of prevention, screening, diagnosis and survivorship. This interest group provides an opportunity for members to meet others with interests in cancer related research, exchange ideas for proposals, discuss potential funding sources, form research collaborations and identify mentors.
A forum to promote the exchange of ideas among SGIM members interested in the role of informatics in clinical care, education, and research
The Cross-Cultural Communication and Medical Care Interest Group is intended to serve as a clearinghouse, a space for inter-institutional collaboration, and a forum to promote collegiality for those doing work in a variety of areas. These include (but are not limited to) curriculum development, research, and evaluation in areas of cultural aspects of communication, working with interpreters, and related areas of the medical encounter. We invite all interested SGIM members to join our work and contribute to the improvement of educational interventions, services, and standards in Cross-Cultural/Culturally sensitive care.
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The Diabetes Interest Group provides a forum for networking for SGIM members interested in diabetes. While there are effective preventive and treatment interventions for diabetes, many patients do not receive or benefit from these. Most diabetes care occurs in the primary care setting, the setting in which most SGIM clinicians practice, and SGIM members are positioned to address the diabetes epidemic through research, clinical care, policy change and advocacy. The Diabetes Interest Group promotes evidence-based research and clinical care to prevent and treat diabetes. Our goals include creating collaborative opportunities across institutions to enhance the study of diabetes and its prevention, mentoring diabetes-focused researchers and clinicians, and developing educational workshops related to diabetes at regional and national meetings. Topics of interest include the epidemiology of prediabetes, diabetes, and diabetes complications especially to understand disparities; implementation of diabetes prevention programs; and improvement of diabetes care in the primary care setting.
The Educators of Medical Students Interest Group welcomes all with an interest in undergraduate medical education. We meet every year at the SGIM Annual Meeting.
Forum for members to pose questions, share research opportunities and collaborate in academic endeavors. The interest group meets yearly at the annual meeting to plan workshops and presentations for the next year's meeting.
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