Society of General Internal Medicine | SGIM
Home >

View Competition

TEACH Program

Open: Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM - Friday, November 15, 2019 11:59:00 PM


Thank you for your interest in the SGIM TEACH certificate.  Participants for the program will be chosen via a competitive peer-review application process.  

The applicant must be committed to attending the 2019 SGIM annual meeting (May 6-9, 2019 in Birmingham, AL) and to participating in both independent and online study including direct observation, online discussion, and a capstone project.  We encourage applicants to meet with an individual in leadership at their institution (e.g., Division Head, Department Chair or Dean of Curriculum or Faculty Affairs) to advise and review professional goals, assist in identifying an institutional teaching coach and discuss how the TEACH certificate can benefit the applicant and their institution.

Targeted learners:

Targeted learners are the membership of SGIM, particularly those at an entry or junior level approximately 1-5 years out of their residency or fellowship training. In addition, those who are newly entering into teaching as a career are also appropriate. Entrance into program will be through an application process with an acceptance of approximately 24 individuals per program year.

In order to complete your application, you must submit the following materials by November 15, 2019:

  1. Brief statement of interest in the TEACH Certificate program (do not exceed one page).  In your statement, please address your area of teaching focus (classroom based, clinical, or other) for the TEACH certificate, your personal goals for the program, and your plans regarding how the program will benefit you and your institution.
  2. Description of your current teaching activities.  Include the level of learners taught, topics of teaching and number of hours per week teaching.
  3. Current CV
  4. Letter of support from an individual in a leadership position at your institution. (e.g., Division Head, Department Chair or Dean of Curriculum or Faculty Affairs). This letter should include:
    1. the rationale for the applicant’s attendance
    2. a statement indicating sufficient funding is available to cover the applicant’s cost for participation in the certificate program, registration for the two meetings and travel expenses
    3. an agreement to provide protected time for this activity which will include the mandatory attendance at two consecutive national SGIM meetings
  5. Signed Coach Agreement form - coaches should be respected teachers with skills in feedback and are required to complete 2-3 of your direct observations. 

Application deadline is November 15, 2019.  Notification of acceptance into the program will occur no later than January 15, 2020.  Questions?  Contact Julie Machulsky at

Competition Tasks

Association Management Software by MemberSuite
   Core Version: