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 the core divisional principles. 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 (swright@jhmi.edu).

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.

Experiences of disabled students in undergraduate medical education
Integrating cultural humility into the medical education curriculum: Strategies for educators
Bias in assessment: name, reframe, and check in
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 Rachel Levine, MD, MPH

Mindfulness practice has been shown to have many positive benefits for patients, clinicians, and trainees. Mindfulness fosters compassion, connection, and enhanced clinical reasoning and can reduce burnout among clinicians. A primary focus of mindfulness is present-moment awareness and may be achieved through openness, curiosity, perspective-taking, and letting go of judgment. We propose that the core principles of mindfulness can be harnessed by educators to enhance their teaching skills specifically around creating a supportive and safe learning environment, using questions effectively, providing feedback, and serving as role models. Mindful teaching promotes mindful learning, which focuses on context, openness to new possibilities, reflection, and critical thinking, as opposed to rote repetition and memorization. This article describes core mindfulness principles and strategies that can be used to become a more mindful teacher.
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.

What makes GIM special are the people who work within this division. No matter their role, the GIM team is dedicated to exceptional patient care and are a joy to work with.

Hannah Fetting

Hannah Fetting, M.S.N., CRNP, AGNP-C