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Triannual Forum

Deanna Hill, MD
Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine
Medical Director, UCSDH Primary Care Chronic Pain, Opioid Management, and Opioid Use Disorder
Director, GIM Triannual Forum

Faculty members and administrators from various departments in the UC San Diego School of Medicine with a broad array of research interests and findings are invited to present their work at the GIM Forum.  Topics discussed in the past include chronic pain management, physician/patient communication, specific case studies, and the state of primary care, among others.  Some presentation topics require attendees to break out into smaller groups and role-play to better understand the physician/patient relationship, assess how to best react in a given scenario, or offer an environment for more in-depth discussions. students classroom 2

GIM Forums are designed to foster continued development and increased competence of general internists with practices at UC San Diego Health and VA San Diego.  They comprise of presentations of relevant medical topics for Primary Care Physicians in addition to discussion of issues that can help healthcare providers with desired and improved patient outcomes.

Through the triannual Forums, GIM hopes to fulfill the following CME objectives:
  1. Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
  2. Demonstrate application of scientific methodology to clinical situations.
  3. Know and apply the basic sciences which are appropriate to a clinician’s discipline.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and professional associates.

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GIM Forums are held on the fourth Wednesdays of January, May, and September from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (subject to change without notice). 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been moved to an entirely virtual format.  Those interested in attending, please email for the Zoom link.