In This Month's Issue

SGIM Forum September 2022

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.

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Forum Editorial Search
Apply to be the Next Forum Editor-in-Chief
Applications are due November 18, 2022 by 11:59PM ET.

SGIM is undertaking a search for the next editor(s)-in-chief of the Society newsletter: SGIM Forum. The term of editorship is from May 1, 2023 – approximately May 30, 2026. The new editor(s) will have responsibility beginning with the August 2023 issue. All are welcome to apply; junior faculty are encouraged to apply for this position in concert with a mid-career or senior faculty member who can serve as a mentor. Individuals or co-editorial teams of no more than two (2) are encouraged to apply.

In addition to coordinating publication of the Forum, the Editor(s) is an ex-officio member of the Council and, therefore, attends semi-annual Council retreats, participates in monthly Council conference calls, and is an important contributor to Council deliberations and communications.

The Editor-in-chief is responsible for the direction of content for the newsletter and directs approximately 15-20 Associate Editors who serve as collectors and editors of submitted content. This position would require approximately 8-10 hours of time per month and may include a stipend of up to $10,000 per contract year (in total, NOT per co-editor if teams choose to apply). Editors-in-chief of Forum must be SGIM members at time of acceptance of the position.

More information can be found here.