Position Paper: SGIM Sex- and Gender-Based Women’s Health Core Competencies

Janet B. Henrich, E. Bimla Schwarz, Adelaide H. McClintock, Jennifer Rusiecki, Rachel S. Casas, Deborah Gomez Kwolek

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Women’s health care has evolved significantly since it was first acknowledged as an integral part of internal medicine training more than two decades ago. To update and clarify core competencies in sex- and gender-based women’s health for general internists, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Women and Medicine Commission prepared the following Position Paper, approved by the SGIM council in 2023. Competencies were developed using several sources, including the 2021 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Program Requirements for Internal Medicine and the 2023 American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint. These competencies are relevant to the care of patients who identify as women, as well as gender-diverse individuals to whom these principles apply. They align with pivotal advances in women’s health and acknowledge the changing context of patients’ lives, reaffirming the role of general internal medicine physicians in providing comprehensive care to women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2407-2411
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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