AAIM Strategic Plan

AAIM Strategic Plan

FY 2021-2027

Moving the Alliance Forward

During its February 2019 meeting the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Board of Directors agreed that the organization would undertake a strategic planning exercise to ensure that new initiatives and existing projects are aligned with desired outcomes. The AAIM Board of Directors approved the AAIM Strategic Plan in September 2020 with a charge to elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion to become the foundation from which we launch all initiatives. The plan has two main goals with three initiatives under each goal area.

Goal One

AAIM will provide transformational professional development to physician and administrative leaders in academic internal medicine.

Initiative One

Develop a new AAIM Executive Leadership and Professional Development Program.

Current Objective

Assess AAIM’s capacity to build a new executive leadership and development program in collaboration with internal and external partners, and key stakeholders. The assessment and environmental scan will include identifying new pathways, such as a coordinated blended delivery model.

Initiative Two

Create the AAIM Business of Medicine Education Portfolio.

Current Objectives

Develop program concepts that identify ways to address the needs of underrepresented faculty and administrators, and complement existing professional development opportunities across the Alliance.

Initiative Three

Develop and disseminate best practices to improve undergraduate and graduate medical education faculty performance.


Become the “go-to” resource for clinician educators and faculty in academic internal medicine at the medical school, residency and fellowship training levels.

Goal Two

AAIM will redesign the transitions across the continuum of internal medicine education.

Initiative Four

Promote innovation in medical education research.

Current Objective

Develop innovations to reduce or eliminate bias and promote a level playing field in transitions that occur in internal medicine education and training.

Initiative Five

Develop and disseminate best practices designed to ensure the expansion of opportunities for underrepresented faculty to be part of a physician-scientist workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Current Objective

Develop and support educational and networking opportunities which promote an open and inclusive community of medical research faculty to engage underrepresented faculty.

Initiative Six

Develop robust evaluation and trustable communication processes for transitions during internal medicine training.

Current Objectives

  1. Define skills and competencies desired in learners and determine assessment tools needed to evaluate them.
  2. Develop standardized communication methods to transfer this information across transitions in training.