Division of General Internal Medicine Among 2019 #ProudtobeGIM Grantees
The Division of General Internal Medicine is pleased to announce they are among only 20 funded institutions for 2019’s #ProudtobeGIM grant cycle. This campaign, launched in 2015 by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), aims to expose medical students and residents to career opportunities in general internal medicine and the multitude of leadership opportunities in patient care, research, health policy, and medical education.
The #ProudtobeGIM grant proposal was submitted by Dr. Caroline Milne, Vice Chair of Education and Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program; Drs. Katie Lappé & Sonja Raaum, Associate Program Directors for the Internal Medicine Residency Program; and Dr. Molly Conroy, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM).
“Recruiting medical students and residents to a career in general internal medicine is essential in order to meet the needs of our rapidly growing and aging population that spans urban centers as well as rural and frontier communities,” says Lappé. “We are excited to partner with SGIM and our local ACP Internal Medicine Interest Group to demonstrate to trainees how dynamic a general internist’s career can be.”
With #ProudtobeGIM funding, the Division of General Internal Medicine will demonstrate the dynamic career of a general internist with a four-part series of workshops and social events for trainees. A “Women in Medicine” evening social will be hosted by Dr. Conroy, allowing GIM women faculty, residents, and students the opportunity to network and discuss career opportunities. An ultrasound workshop and safe opioid prescribing seminar will also be included in the SGIM funded series, as well as a special “Careers in General Internal Medicine” lunch to be held during #ProudtobeGIM week on February 24-28, 2019.
“We have significantly expanded our SGIM membership over the last 5 years. In addition, there has been substantial support from DGIM to submit scholarly work to SGIM and ACP, as well as other academic meetings,” says Conroy. “While our efforts to date have gained some traction, we recognize that additional exposure to general internal medicine is imperative to sustaining and building on our recent successes and are very excited for the opportunity to bring SGIM’s #ProudtobeGIM campaign to the University of Utah.”