The 2021 annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine was held entirely virtually April 20–23. The theme was “Transforming Values into Action.” Over 2,000 SGIM members attended, including many of our own UW GIM faculty.
The UW Academic Hospitalist Fellowship is a one-year fellowship program established in 2018 by Associate Professors Somnath Mookherjee and Andrew White. The Fellowship was created to support graduating internal medicine residents or early-career hospitalists who are seeking to build a career as hospitalist clinician-scholars. Structured elements in the Fellowship include participation in the Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (CPiPSQI), Teaching Scholars Program (TSP), and DGIM Faculty Development Program seminars. However, much of the training relies on self-...
Professor Douglas Paauw is director of Medical Student Programs and holds the Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Patient-Centered Clinical Education. He also encourages everyone who can to receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
Assistant Professor Shobha Stack was presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award at the School of Medicine Clinical Transition ceremony, which was held virtually on December 18, 2020.
The Outstanding Teacher Award is an annual award given out by each WWAMI site’s Medical Student Association. (The UW School of Medicine's WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program is a partnership in the western United States between the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.) All MS2 students at each WWAMI site nominate a faculty member that positively impacted their Foundation...
Following Professor Stephan Fihn’s announcement last spring to step down from his position as GIM Division Head, a national search for his successor was launched by Department of Medicine Chair Barbara Jung and chaired by Head of the Division of Metabolism Stephanie Page. In the meantime, Professor John Amory has graciously agreed to serve as interim head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective March 1, 2021.
The Department of Medicine has formed its inaugural Gender Equity Council (GEC), with Associate Professor Susan Merel as the chair. Stephanie Timm, the Dermatology residency and fellowship programs administrator, is co-chair.
The GEC will advise the Department Chair on matters related to gender equity, make recommendations to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment in the department, and plan and implement activities that promote gender equity.
GIM Associate Professor and VA Puget Sound Chief of Staff Catherine Kaminetzky is also a council member.
Our doctors have pivoted to online tools to safely share expertise.
Three faculty members received awards at this year’s virtual meeting.
“Chalk Talks in Internal Medicine: Scripts for Clinical Teaching” is a guide for teaching key internal medicine topics to students and trainees.
More emphasis on equity is needed to truly promote value-based care. The Value & Systems Science Lab has recently embarked on innovative new projects that address equity in value-based payment, delivery, and decision-making.
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