Johns Hopkins Bayview
Division of General Internal Medicine

In the care of patients, we strive for clinical excellence; we value the clinician-patient relationship and we are person-centered in all we do.

We are committed to being especially creative while having great impact in advancing medical education. Our experience and expertise with the science of learning, teaching skills, curriculum development, and educational research uniquely position our Division to lead the way forward in medical education.

Scott Wright, MD
Director, Division of GIM at JHBMC
Director, Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence

Scott Wright, Director in front of tree
Division Director's Welcome

As a former GIM fellow who trained in this division, I am honored to lead our group – building upon our traditional strengths and growing in exciting directions. Our faculty are respected and recognized widely for accomplishments in many areas, we are generalists after all, and we are fully engaged in the tripartite academic missions at Hopkins – patient care, education, and research. In all that we do, we adhere to the values expressed in our core divisional principles (please click on the 'About' tab above to see them). This clarity about who we are and what we hope to achieve allows us to move forward with intentional purpose. Thank you for visiting this online representation of our dynamic Division. If you’re interested in learning more details about any of our programs, please reach out (

Must Reads in Medical Education

Using specific criteria and deliberate processes, each month we select up to four published articles that we think are essential reading for those wanting to keep up with the best new ideas and scholarship in health professions education.

Alienation in the teaching hospital: How physician non-greeting behaviour impacts medical students’ learning and professional identity formation
Physicians’ lifelong learning journeys: A narrative analysis of continuing professional development struggles
Interventions for undergraduate and postgraduate medical learners with academic difficulties: A BEME systematic review update: BEME Guide No. 85
Research Publications from the Division
Each month, we will showcase an interesting publication that was authored by a member of our team. As generalists, the range of our interests is wide and this will be on display in the articles shown here.

Written By Benjamin Roberts, Constance Dahlin

High-quality care at the end of life is a cornerstone of nursing practice, yet the specific role of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in facilitating compassionate extubation is poorly defined. Evidence-based process guidance for APRN-led compassionate extubation is needed to ground nursing curricula and buoy the APRN’s confidence in taking on a leadership role during this significant patient-centered procedure. In this clinical feature, one patient’s narrative is interwoven with a review of current evidence regarding best practices for before, during, and after compassionate extubation. A novel framework is then built upon the Standards of Practice and Professional Performance for Palliative Nursing.
Working in Our Division

Having clarity about our principles helps us to recruit amazing people to join our team. The majority of us have chosen to spend our entire careers working only in this division. While the opportunities before us are ever changing, our supportive work environment enables all to flourish.

One of the things that makes the Bayview General Internal Medicine division special is its culture – the division has proven to be incredibly supportive, genuine, and hard-working throughout all of its interactions.

Shannon Bishop

Shannon Bishop, MBA