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Nominate Yourself or Your Colleagues for an Alliance Award Submission deadline is Friday, June 7 The call for nominations for the 2025 Alliance Awards program is now open! The Alliance Awards honor faculty and staff who serve academic internal medicine. Each Alliance Award recipient will receive: Free registration to attend AIMW25 in New Orleans Custom 2025 award plaque A celebratory member recognition lunch and special recognition at AIMW Acknowledgement on the Alliance website and social channels Tailored news release sharing the great news with the recipient's institution So give some recognition to someone who deserves ...
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Curbsiders Teach Season 4 is sponsored by the Alliance and includes 4 AAIM-specific episodes premiering in May 2024. The first of these, Pearls from AIMW24, was released today. The episode features Carolyn Chan MD MHS, Shelly-Ann Fluker MD FACP, and Jen Olenik MD discuss high points from Columbus. For full details, visit the Curbsiders Teach x AAIM page . #News #Feature
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Claire Zeigler, MD, MPH Associate Program Director Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I joined AAIM in 2013. What is your favorite part of your job? As an associate program director and the Director of Global Health, I love sharing my passion for global health with residents and fellows. Global health is “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.” The global in global health refers to the scope of problems and not the physical location, hence global health is often practiced in our ...
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AAIM Joins the Friends of HRSA Coalition in Supporting the Inclusion of at Least $10.5B for HRSA Programs from FY 2025 Discretionary Funds April 2024 - AAIM joins more than 80 organizations as the Friends of HRSA coalition in urging discretionary funds for Heath Resources and Services Administration programs in FY 2025, matching the coalition's amount from FY 2024. AAIM and the coalition believe that strong funding for HRSA is critical to protecting the health of our communities. Read the letter #News #Feature
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AAIM is pleased to provide a template Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) to bridge the UME to GME transition for newly matched interns. The AAIM UME – GME Transition ILP is intended to specifically communicate a learner’s academic and professional needs for the transition between medical school to residency. AAIM has now updated the information to include FAQs, best practices, and examples of program use when adapting the ILP. These newly published resources can be found by clicking here . #News #Feature
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The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) encourages all Internal Medicine residency programs and Internal Medicine subspecialty fellowship programs, in their holistic review of applicants, to accept that the COMLEX-USA results are equivalent to the USMLE. Read the letter #News #Feature
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The Alliance is pleased to announce the results of the FY 2025 council elections, welcoming more than 20 new councilors, treasurers, and president-elects. New terms will start July 1 and are generally three years. A call for nominations and self-nominations was open to members September 20-October 11. Individual councils selected the final candidates for the ballot after review of all eligible nominations. Elections were open to members January 10-31; members were notified by email and asked to log into www.im.org to access their personalized ballot. All candidates are elected by a majority of the ballots cast. View the election results #News # ...
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February 2024 Welcome to Diversity Now, AAIM’s quarterly newsletter dedicated to sharing the latest diversity, equity, and inclusion resources in academic internal medicine and beyond. February is Black History Month Founded by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Black History Month started in February 1926 as Negro History Week and grew into Black History Month by 1976. According to a 2022 AAMC report , 6.7% of active internal medicine physicians identified as Black or African American; of AAIM members who have shared their race or ethnicity, 5.9% indicated that they are Black or African American. In celebration ...
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AAIM, ABIM, ABIM Foundation, ACP, and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation are pleased to announce grants to support new or existing programs that promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating DEI into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. A total of $400,000 in funding will support interprofessional projects focused on improving trust and advancing health equity in the health care system. Of this funding, $100,000 is specifically allocated for grants supporting projects designed to enhance diagnostic excellence and address disparities based on patient factors such as economic/education status, gender, sexual orientation, ...
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Dear Colleagues: We write today to share some bittersweet news: after 16 years in the role, AAIM Deputy Chief Executive Officer and EVP Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE, has announced her resignation, effective February 23, 2024. We congratulate Bergitta on the next step in her career: Chief Operating Officer of the American College of Physicians. The search for a new executive leader will begin in spring 2024. The AAIM Board of Directors will work with the staff to ensure a smooth transition as well as take this opportunity to explore prospects for the ongoing and future success of the organization. As always, if you have questions ...
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Dear Colleagues: We write today to share some bittersweet news: after 16 years in the role, AAIM Deputy Chief Executive Officer and EVP Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE, has announced her resignation, effective February 23, 2024. We congratulate Bergitta on the next step in her career: Chief Operating Officer of the American College of Physicians. The search for a new executive leader will begin in spring 2024. The AAIM Board of Directors will work with the staff to ensure a smooth transition as well as take this opportunity to explore prospects for the ongoing and future success of the organization. As always, if you have questions ...
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Now in its second year, the 12-week course for new education administrators Foundations of Academic Internal Medicine for Education Administrators has been developed by experienced education administrators from Alliance member institutions and is designed for both UME and GME administrators who are in the first three years of their role or education administrators looking for a refresh! Learn more #News #Feature
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Diversity Now: November 2023

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On October 16, 2019, to reinforce its commitment to promote diversity, equity, mutual respect, and inclusiveness, the AAIM Board of Directors approved a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement . Even though the landscape continues to shift around us, the Alliance remains fully committed to the deliverables outlined in that statement with the overall goal to ”promote diversity, equity, mutual respect, and inclusiveness.” Recent work to support that goal includes the establishment of an AAIM DEI Advisory Group , the enactment of a new Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct policy , and the participation in the ACGME/OPDA/CMSS Equity Matters pilot ...
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The Alliance is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of its esteemed award program. Celebrating the local, regional, and national contributions of members and leaders in education, research, administration, and leadership, the Alliance Awards Program highlights influential faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals. Learn more . #News #Feature
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The Alliance is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of its esteemed award program. Celebrating the local, regional, and national contributions of members and leaders in education, research, administration, and leadership, the Alliance Awards Program highlights influential faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals. View the 2024 Alliance Awards recipients . #News #Feature
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Recognition of this month began in 1968 and was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18. In 2021, 19% of the US population identified as Hispanic. According to data from a 2021 AAMC report , 7.2% of active internal medicine physicians identified as Hispanic (alone or with any race); ...
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The AAIM Digital Learning Center is pleased to introduce the Learning Library. Available for an annual subscription fee, the library provides users unlimited access to the best educational content the Alliance offers through its in-person conferences, webinars, and other career development opportunities. AAIM webinar recordings will be available complimentary to all members through the learning library, beginning in October 2023. Member log in will be required to access webinar recordings. The subscription, which activates on purchase and will last for one year, is $400 for AAIM members and $700 for nonmembers. Search the catalog to see what content is ...
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AAIM Volunteer Spotlight Video: Kimberly Bates, MD Kimberly Bates, MD Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospital #VolunteerSpotlights
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The AAIM Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of the AAIM Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct , which went into effect in July 2023. The Alliance is committed to fostering integrity and excellence as well as providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members, guests, registrants, and partners who participate in AAIM events and programs. Although previously AAIM had several policies covering different aspects of expected behavior and general conduct, the creation of a single, comprehensive policy is a best practice for professional societies and facilitates transparency in expectations, reporting, and oversight. Read the AAIM Code ...
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Manajyoti Yadav, MD, FACP Clerkship Director University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria How long have you been a member of AAIM? I became a member of AAIM in 2014 when I started my role with the IM Clerkship. What is your favorite part of your job? It is the gratification of caring for patients with my team of dedicated learners while inspiring them to become excellent future physicians. The intellectually stimulating environment of working with medical students and residents ensures that every workday is infused with excitement. The opportunity to bring smiles to my patients’ faces serves as a perpetual inspiration. Moreover, witnessing ...
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