The Growth of Hospitalists and the Future of the Society of General Internal Medicine: Results from the 2014 Membership Survey
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According to the most recent annual membership surveys, hospitalists are a rapidly growing component of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). Should this trend continue, hospitalists could increase from 22% of SGIM membership in 2014 to nearly 33% by 2020. Only 34% of hospitalists who responded to the survey, however, consider SGIM their academic home, compared to 54% of non-hospitalist respondents. Based on these survey findings, it is clear that the landscape of general internal medicine is changing with the growth of hospitalists, and SGIM will need to strategize to keep these hospitalist members actively engaged in the organization.
We would like to acknowledge additional members of the SGIM Membership Committee in 2014 who contributed to the development of the Survey.
Irene Alexandraki, MD is at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Jeffrey C. Whittle, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Internal Medicine, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Melissa Wei, MD, University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
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The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.
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