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Society of General Internal Medicine and ACP announce 2018 ProudtobeGIM grantees

Philadelphia, October 19, 2018 -- The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are pleased to announce the 20 funded institutions for this year’s ProudtobeGIM grant cycle.

The ProudtobeGIM campaign was launched in 2015 by the Society of General Internal Medicine to expose medical students and residents to career opportunities in general internal medicine (SGIM). The aim of the program is to inform students of the variety of amazing career options in general internal medicine (GIM) and the multitude of opportunities to be a leader in patient care, research, health policy, and medical education. The campaign’s website (proudtobegim.org) features GIM career resources for students and medical educators, including multiple videos, podcasts, and information on mentoring programs. Since 2015, SGIM has proudly funded 40 medical institutions from across the US to host local events and educate young students and physicians about careers in general internal medicine.

This year, ACP joined the ProudtobeGIM campaign and provided additional funding for institutions that applied in partnership with local ACP chapters.  “ACP is excited to partner with SGIM on this campaign and support activities to generate awareness about the profession of internal medicine and help grow the next generation of general internists,” said Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ACP..

Many of this year’s awardees partnered with local ACP chapters or other, local institutions on their applications.  While only 20 applications were funded, this number actually represents more than 45 different institutions and ACP chapters.  “I’m delighted to see strong interest from so many institutions and partnerships in hosting events for getting word out to medical students and residents about the amazing diversity of rewarding career opportunities in general internal medicine,” said Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Executive Officer of SGIM.

SGIM and ACP are pleased to fund the following institutions for the 2018-2019 ProudtobeGIM cycle:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation (in conjunction with ACP's Ohio chapter)
  • Duke University/University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (in conjunction with ACP's North Carolina chapter)
  • Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine/Indiana chapter of ACP
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Oschner Medical Center/ Tulane University/ Louisiana State University (in conjunction with ACP's Louisiana chapter)
  • Penn State College of Medicine (in conjunction with ACP's Pennsylvania Eastern  chapter)
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (in conjunction with ACP's New Jersey  chapter)
  • Sidney Kimmel Medicine College/Jefferson, Perelman School of Medicine/University of Pennsylvania/Lewis Katz School of Medicine - Temple University (in conjunction with ACP's PA Southeastern chapter)
  • Spokane Society of Internal Medicine/Washington state chapter of ACP
  • Stony Brook Medicine/Northwell Health (in conjunction with ACP's New York chapter)
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine/Connecticut chapter of ACP
  • University of New Mexico, School of Medicine (in conjunction with ACP's New Mexico chapter)
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine - Tulsa School of Community Medicine (in conjunction with ACP's Oklahoma chapter)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (in conjunction with ACP's Pennsylvania Western chapter)
  • University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
  • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
  • University of Vermont Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock (in conjunction with ACP's Vermont and New Hampshire chapters)
  • Weill Cornell Medicine (in conjunction with ACP's New York Manhattan/Bronx chapter)
  • West Virginia University

About SGIM: SGIM is a member-based international association of 3,300 of the world’s leading academic general internists, who are dedicated to improving access to care for vulnerable populations, eliminating health care disparities and enhancing medical education. The members of the Society advance the practice of medicine through their commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective care to adults, educating the next generation of outstanding physicians, and conducting cutting-edge research to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes of all patients. www.sgim.org

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 154,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.