Division of General Internal Medicine

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Division of General Internal Medicine

Education and Research Training

Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) Research Program

The DGIM offers a wealth of educational and research experiences for trainees. Both faculty and trainees attend weekly Medical Grand Rounds, biweekly Health Services Research Conferences, and weekly Journal Club. Fellows also have biweekly conferences with Dr. Turner as well as frequent individual meetings to discuss progress and problems. The division also has numerous established clinician-scientists who welcome the opportunity to help fellows interested in their areas of expertise. The studies conducted by our faculty span an enormous array of topics. The division also has an accomplished cadre of clinician-educators who also conduct research as well as serving as excellent role models of teachers.

Clinical Responsibilities
Fellows practice one half day per week at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration Hospital which is only a block away from the DGIM offices.

Teaching Responsibilities
Fellows are expected to lead the critical review of a journal article in journal club and are welcome to participate as faculty in classes on topics of interest.

Under-Represented Minorities
Our NRSA has a special arrangement to promote the careers of persons from under-represented minorities through Penn ’s Center for Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research. The Center for Excellence is a HRSA-funded program promoting research in minority issues, minority student and faculty recruitment and retention, and advancing leadership roles of minority faculty.

Other Activities

Fellows' Seminar Series
Fellows participate in a weekly seminar series geared to cover skills they will need as a clinician-investigator. Several topics, including epidemiology/critical appraisal, educational research methods, and teaching methods/adult education are covered.

Faculty Journal Club
DGIM faculty meet once a week a week to present articles in the divisional journal club. Faculty also have the opportunity to present at journal club three times during the year.

Conference and Rounds
Throughout the campus, there are weekly conferences, rounds and seminars that create a unique academic envieonment. The conferences are attended by fellows, faculty, residents and students, and often feature nationally prominent speakers.