Governance

Committees & Task Forces

Committees represent important core work areas and core business functions relevant to AAIM and its founding members. AAIM and the founding member associations maintain series of standing and ad hoc committees, task forces, and work groups.

Each committee will be populated with a balance of volunteers representing the alliance's constituent organizations. This balance reflects physician and non-physician representation, institution type, academic title, gender, geography, ethnicity, tenure in organization, and experience/expertise in committee work area.

Interested in Serving?

AAIM runs an annual call for volunteers to serve on Alliance and association committees and task forces, usually in March/April. Committee and task volunteers are required to be current members (the institution’s dues must be paid for that year) as well as expected to have been members for at least three years and to have attended at least two Alliance or APDIM meetings in the last four years. To ensure the availability of a maximum number of volunteer opportunities, members may hold only one elected or appointed role per year (i.e., you cannot serve on multiple committees/task forces or on council and a committee/task force). Terms are usually one year for task forces and three years for committees. For more information about committee service, please contact the AAIM office at (703) 341-4540 or governance@im.org.

AAIM and Founding Members

AAIM Committees & Task Forces

AAIM Compensation Committee

The AAIM Compensation Committee is charged to ensure the structure and organization of the AAIM staff meets the strategic and operational needs of the alliance. The committee is responsible for:

  • Providing oversight of the annual performance evaluation and goal-setting process for the AAIM president and executive vice president.
  • Reviewing and recommending modifications to the AAIM president and executive vice president employment agreements.
  • Reviewing annual benchmark data related to staff compensation and benefit plans.
  • Recommending an annual compensation package to the AAIM Finance and Audit Committee.
  • Monitoring the staff incentive compensation program.

Chair:  Allen Mead

AAIM Competencies Task Force

This task force is charged to identify a set of internal medicine competencies that will be followed across
the educational continuum from student through residency and fellowship.

Co‐Chairs: Steven R. Barczi, MD (ASP) and Nadia J. Ismail, MD, MPH, MEd (CDIM)

AAIM Compliance Committee

The AAIM Compliance Committee assists the AAIM Board of Directors in its oversight responsibilities relating to management’s implementation of compliance programs, policies, and procedures designed to respond to the various compliance and regulatory risks facing organization.  The committee is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the system for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Monitoring the adherence to AAIM standards of conduct, conflict of interest, and external support policies.
  • Reviewing the results of investigations of allegations of non-compliance and make appropriate recommendations to the AAIM Board of Directors.

Chair:  Lisa Willett, MD, MACM, FACP 

AAIM Education Program Planning Committee

The AAIM Conference Education Committee is charged to encourage support for conference programming and improvements through collaboration and communication across all AAIM program planning committees as well as identify existing opportunities and develop new ones for these collaborative efforts to thrive. This includes ensuring Academic Internal Medicine Week programming, events, venues, and activities are aligned across all participating groups to maximize program planning committee efforts and improve the attendee experience. The committee will also support efforts to ensure AAIM’s major conference deliverables fit within approved programming guidelines for future small meetings and virtual education offerings. 

Chair:  Alisa Peet, MD
Vice Chair:  Gretchen Diemer, MD

AAIM ERAS Filters Task Force

This task force is charged to define a broad range of ERAS filter options that will enable internal medicine programs to sort applicants in ways that are program‐specific, holistic, and meaningful.
Co‐Chairs: Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD (CDIM) and Jaya M. Raj, MD, FACP (APDIM)

AAIM Finance and Audit Committee

The AAIM Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for assisting AAIM Board of Directors oversight of the integrity of AAIM’s financial statements and its financial strategy, objectives, and priorities; performance of AAIM’s investments; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; completion of the audited financial statements; and the performance of AAIM’s independent auditors.  Specifically, the committee ensures internal controls, financial oversight, and independent audit for the organization and is responsible for reviewing:

  • Revenues and expenses.
  • Financial performance relative to achievement of AAIM’s strategic objectives.
  • Annual operating, board designated, and capital budgets assuring correlation with the strategic objectives and recommending budget approvals to the AAIM Board of Directors. 
  • Financial policies and plans—including investment strategy--for the organization and recommending approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Annual audited financial reports. 
  • All applicable tax forms.

Chair: Katherine C. Chretien, MD

AAIM Governance Committee

The governance committee is charged to review and monitor the alliance bylaws; develop recommendations to the AAIM Board of Directors on issues related to governance structure, decision making, and board policies; oversee annual council election and evaluation processes; and serve as the AAIM Nominating Committee.

Chair: David A. Wininger, MD, FACP

AAIM “Ideal State” Application Task Force

This task force is charged to develop a vision for the "ideal state" of the internal medicine application and match process; identify policies, processes, and systems necessary to achieve the ideal state; consider pilot studies that could inform future decisions.

Co‐Chairs: Inez Hudlow (APDIM PA) and Monica Kraft, MD (APM)

AAIM Innovations Grant Committee

The AAIM Innovation Grants Committee is charged with overseeing the AAIM Innovation Grants Program. The committee is responsible for providing guidance on the annual grant’s timeline and process, determining future grant program themes, reviewing submitted letters of interest and grant applications, and selecting grant recipients.

Chair:  Amy Zelenski, PhD
Vice Chair:  Thurayya Arayssi, MD

AAIM Interview Standards Task Force

This task force is charged to develop inclusive and equitable standards across internal medicine GME programs for the interview process.

Co‐Chairs: Cindy Lai, MD (CDIM) and David A. Wininger, MD, FACP (APDIM)

AAIM Learner Handoff Standards Task Force

This task force is charged to develop standards for a robust handoff, including elements of an individualized learning plan and GME orientation standards, for learners as they transition from medical school to internal medicine residency, and residency to fellowship.

Co‐Chairs: John H. Choe, MD, MPH (APDIM) and Amber Pincavage, MD, FACP (CDIM) 

AAIM Medical Education Research Committee

The medical education research committee will assess the culture underlying medical education by designing, evaluating, and supporting curricular innovations.

Chair:  Chayan Chakraborti,  MD
Vice Chair: M. Hayes Baker, MD

AAIM Program Attribute Definition Task Force

This task force is charged to define meaningful and verifiable internal medicine GME program attributes that would be of use to students as they consider programs and to recommend a process for communicating them to applicants and advisors.

Co‐Chairs: Paul Aronowitz, MD, MACP (CDIM) and Stacy M. Higgins, MD (APDIM)

AAIM Research Committee

The AAIM Research Committee is charged with promoting and sustaining a community of research program directors to develop and share best practices designed to ensure the survival, growth, and diversity of the physician-scientist workforce. The committee will serve as the central body for data collection, analysis and the dissemination of research-related outcomes of residency and fellowship research programs.

Chair: Christopher Williams, MD, PhD
Vice Chair: Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD

AAIM Structured Evaluative Letter Task Force

This task force is charged to refine the internal medicine structured evaluative letter and study its adoption by medical schools and use by programs.

Co‐Chairs: Reeni A. Abraham, MD (CDIM) and Susan Lane, MD, FACP (APDIM)

 

AIM Committees

AIM Program Planning Committee

The AIM Program Planning Committee is charged with developing and reviewing Academic Internal Medicine Week (AIMW) educational content for chief administrative officers, division administrators, administrative directors and managers, and other senior business administrators in departments of internal medicine resulting in high quality education and professional development learning opportunities.

Chair:  Cathy O’Neill

Vice Chair:  Nancy Sills, MBA

 

APDIM Committees

APDIM Program Planning Committee

The APDIM Program Planning Committee is charged with developing and reviewing Academic Internal Medicine Week and APDIM Fall Meeting educational content for internal medicine residency program directors, assistant/associate program directors, core and key faculty involved in residency education resulting in high quality education and professional development learning opportunities.

Chair:  Dominique Cosco, MD

Vice Chair:  Armand Krikorian, MD

 

APDIM Survey Committee

The APDIM Survey Committee is charged with overseeing the development of an annual survey of residency program directors and occasional semi-annual thematic surveys of program directors, to further understand timely and emerging issues in graduate medical education training through dissemination of survey results in scholarly publications, professional conferences, and the AAIM website.

Chair:  Aimee Zaas, MD

Vice Chair:  Kathleen Finn, MD

APM Committees

APM Program Planning Committee

The APM Program Planning Committee is charged with developing and reviewing APM Winter Meeting educational content for chairs and other leaders in departments of internal medicine resulting in high quality education and professional development learning opportunities.

Chair:  Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, MACP

CDIM Committees

CDIM Program Planning Committee

The CDIM Program Planning Committee is charged with developing and reviewing Academic Internal Medicine Week educational content for third-year clerkship directors, ICM course directors, subinternship directors, clinical preceptors, and other faculty and staff involved in UME resulting in high quality education and professional development learning opportunities.

Chair:  Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD

Vice Chair:  Viju John, MD

 

CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee

The CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee is charged with overseeing the development of an annual survey of core clerkship directors to further understand timely and emerging issues in undergraduate medical education training through dissemination of survey results in scholarly publications, professional conferences, and the AAIM website. The committee also provides feedback on research abstracts presented at the CDIM National Meeting. 

Chair: Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH

Vice Chair: Temple Ratcliffe, MD

Constituent Groups

APDIM Program Administrator Committees

APDIM PA Certification Committees

The APDIM PA Certification Committee is an unstaffed entity that monitors TAGME activity and supports members who seek TAGME certification.

Chair:  Rebecca Young, C-TAGME

 

APDIM PA Member Services Committee

The APDIM Member Services Committee is an unstaffed entity that develops programs and resources to facilitate communication and support of program administrator members.

Chair:  Whitney Harper

 

APDIM PA Program Planning Committee

The APDIM PA Program Planning Committee is charged with developing and reviewing Academic Internal Medicine Week educational content for internal medicine residency and fellowship program administrators/coordinators resulting in high quality education and professional development learning opportunities.

Chair:  Lisa M. Stewart, MA

 

APDIM PA Survey and Scholarship Committee

The APDIM PA Survey and Scholarship Committee is charged with developing an annual survey of residency and fellowship program administrators to further understand timely and emerging issues in graduate medical education program administration and identifying administrator professional development needs, through dissemination of results at professional conferences, and the AAIM website.

Chair:  Stephanie Ogando, MBA, C-TAGME

Clerkship Administrator Committees

CDIM CA Professional Development Committee

The CDIM Professional Development Committee is an unstaffed entity that develops programs and resources to facilitate communication and support the work of clerkship administrator members.

Chair:  Jaime Schadegg

 

CDIM CA Program Planning Committee

The CDIM CA Program Planning Committee is charged with developing and reviewing Academic Internal Medicine Week educational content for clerkship administrators, coordinators and staff involved in UME resulting in high quality education and professional development learning opportunities.

Chair:  Susan Rand

 

CDIM CA Survey and Scholarship Committee

The CDIM CA Survey and Scholarship Committee oversees the development of a biannual survey of core clerkship administrators to further understand timely and emerging issues in undergraduate medical education program administration and to identify administrator professional development needs, through dissemination of survey results at professional conferences and the AAIM website.  The survey data provides tools for members to advocate for themselves and their programs.

Chair:  Kimberly GIlfedder, MA

MPPDA Committees

MPPDA Accreditation Committee

The accreditation committee is charged to facilitate newly formed Med-Peds programs through initial accreditation and the first full site visit; disseminate information to Med-Peds programs about the ACGME Self-Study and Self-Study visits; share informational resources and/or “Best Practices” for Med-Peds programs on addressing the concerns identified on Faculty or Resident ACGME surveys; provide confidential support to Med-Peds programs in areas of improvement identified on annual program evaluations, or during focused site visits; serve as a central repository for programs to record experiences with the Self-Study process; collect program responses to any future revisions to the Med-Peds RRC requirements and provide guidance to the MPPDA Executive Committee on communication to the RRC with respect to the requirements; provide input to the MPPDA Executive Committee on pertinent topics for the question and answer session with the RRC and Boards at our annual meeting.

MPPDA Curriculum Committee

The curriculum committee is charged to develop and share best practices in teaching curricula for Med-Peds trainees, with emphasis on curricula that address the unique needs and challenges of combined training programs or allow translation of Med-Peds emphasis to strengthen categorical programs. The committee creates, maintains, and curates a web-based repository of curricular tools and innovations to share with the membership; actively shares highlights from this collection of tools through ongoing contributions to the MPPDA Bulletin in the “Curriculum Corner”; assesses and responds to MPPDA member curricular needs as identified on the annual survey; seeks tools that members identify to meet their curricular needs; and promotes collaboration and scholarship related to curricular innovations. Contact committee chair Jaideep Talwalkar for more information.


MPPDA Recruitment Committee

The recruitment committee is charged to communicate with organizations that interface with medical students (NMPRA, AAP-Section On Med-Peds) to coordinate all regional and national events with students; communicate with membership regarding medical school visits to encourage diverse participation; update materials used for medical student recruitment every 2 years; keep an active list of medical schools without Med-Peds programs; develop and updating a list of class presidents and dean’s staff pertinent to each school and creating a timeline and strategy for visiting 5% of these schools annually; and attend recruitment committee meeting at annual National MPPDA Meeting.


MPPDA Research Committee

The research committee is charged to create a supportive environment for collaborative research within MPPDA; provide research support to other MPPDA Committees, as appropriate; obtain, and assist MPPDA Committees to obtain IRB approval as appropriate for initiatives that may require this step in order to disseminate study results within the academic community; work collaboratively with the MPPDA Executive Committee to develop, adapt, administer, analyze, and disseminate the results of the MPPDA Annual Membership survey; work collaboratively with the MPPDA Executive Committee to develop, adapt, administer, analyze, and disseminate the results of the MPPDA Annual Meeting survey; develop a process to ensure that all surveys and research data requests of the MPPDA membership are vetted by the Committee, and where appropriate, incorporated into the annual survey to reduce survey fatigue amongst members; and attend the Research Committee meeting at the annual National MPPDA Meeting.


MPPDA Transitional Care Committee

The transitional care committee is charged to catalog educational, clinical and quality improvement activities of MPPDA members involving the effective transition of care from the pediatric to adult care setting; disseminate transitional care curricular material generated within the MPPDA as well as from external resources for the benefit of Med-Peds resident education; keep a list of active committee members for yearly submission to the Executive Committee for documentation of participation; prepare and presenting quarterly reports to Executive Committee; and attend the Transitional Care Committee Meeting at the annual National MPPDA Meeting.