Society of General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians Announce 2021 ProudtobeGIM Grantees

Alexandria, VA, November 2, 2021—The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are pleased to announce the 21 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 (GIM). The aim of the program is to inform students of the variety of amazing career options in GIM and the multitude of opportunities to be a leader in patient care, research, health policy, and medical education. The campaign’s website ( features GIM career resources for students and medical educators, including multiple videos, podcasts, and information on mentoring programs. Since 2015, SGIM has proudly funded over 80 medical institutions from across the US to host local events and educate young students and physicians about careers in general internal medicine. 

For the third year, ACP has joined the ProudtobeGIM campaign and provided additional funding for institutions that applied in partnership with local ACP chapters.  Many of this year’s awardees partnered with local ACP chapters or other, local institutions on their applications. While only 21 applications were funded, this number actually represents almost 40 different institutions and ACP chapters.

“It’s exciting to see this successful campaign with SGIM continuing and it reminds us of the importance of internists and internal medicine throughout the U.S.,” said George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, President, ACP. “This program will aid medical students to understand the career options and opportunities in internal medicine that they have. We also encourage all students to utilize the ProudtobeGIM website to take advantage of the wealth of useful information as they look to the future and their choices.”

SGIM and ACP are pleased to fund the following institutions for the 2021-2022 ProudtobeGIM cycle:

  • ACP Southern California Region III Chapter/University of California, San Diego
  • Albany Medical College
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Creighton School of Medicine
  • DEIShift Podcast
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • JR Sapporo Hospital/The Tokushukai Group/ACP Japan Chapter
  • Loyola University School of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
  • Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • St Joseph’s Hospital - Chicago
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate
  • University of Michigan and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Oklahoma / University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

About the Society of General Internal Medicine
The Society of General Internal Medicine is a member-based international medical association of 3,000 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. SGIM strives to be the professional home for innovators and scholars in academic general internal medicine leading the way to better health for everyone. 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. Follow SGIM on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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 161,000 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, Facebook and Instagram.

Media Contacts:
Francine Jetton, Society of General Internal Medicine, Sr. Director of Communications, /202-887-5150
Twitter: @SocietyGIM, @ACPInternists or follow #ProudtobeGIM