A shortage of 31,000 primary care physicians is predicted by 2025. The number of medical students choosing internal medicine residencies is much lower than in previous decades. Recent literature demonstrates only 20-25% of residents who chose internal medicine make a career in General Internal Medicine(GIM) compared to 54% in 1985. A previous study of U.S. medical students found intellectual challenge, patient care, lifestyle, commitment to patients, role models, and personal/professional satisfaction were important factors for choosing internal medicine careers. In 2015, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) launched the #ProudtobeGIM campaign to increase awareness about the field of GIM and encourage medical students and residents to pursue careers in GIM… Download the full article below.