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 (

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.

The fatigue paradox: Team perceptions of physician fatigue
What behaviors define a good physician? Assessing and communicating about noncognitive skills
The importance of formalized, lifelong physician career development: Making the case for a paradigm shift
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 Ben Roberts, MSN, RN (and other division members)

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the immediate need for primary palliative care education for many clinicians. Primary care clinicians are looking for support in advance care planning and end-of-life symptom management for their most vulnerable patients. This article describes the design and dissemination of palliative care education for primary care clinicians that focuses on 2 key elements: (i) advance care planning communication skills based on the narrative ‘3-Act Model’, and (ii) comfort care symptom management at the end of life.
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.

Ever since I came to Bayview for my residency, I’ve found the GIM Division to live up to a rich tradition of innovation and commitment to excellence and a culture of openness, determination, respect, generosity, and kindness. Truly every individual in the division has had a positive influence on me professionally and personally.

Sean Tackett

Sean Tackett, MD, MPH