Membership

AAIM Member Spotlight

The Alliance turns the spotlight on members to highlight how they are making a difference and how they have benefited from AAIM membership. Share your story! To be highlighted on the AAIM website and in AAIM Connection, submit your (or a colleague's) story online or by email.

Current Member Spotlight

Julie Venci MD

Julie A. Venci, MD
Program Director
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

How has Med-Peds training helped you throughout your career?

When I moved to Colorado I was one of two Med-Peds primary care providers practicing at Denver Health and the University of Colorado. This put me in a unique position to help build the new Med-Peds residency training program and start our first combined continuity clinic. My own Med-Peds training and time as a Med-Peds Chief prepared me to take on the important responsibility of developing a mission and vision for a new residency program. With my Med-Peds training I have also been able to create my ideal primary care job at a FQHC in southwest Denver—I provide gender affirming care for transgender youth and adults, address substance use disorders with medication assisted treatment, and apply my interest in public health by collaborating with local stakeholders on quality improvement and population health efforts. When I meet with students who are interested in Med-Peds, I am able to speak honestly about the diverse opportunities that they will have after completing a Med-Peds training.

And what do you see for the future and opportunities for Med-Peds going forward?

Over the last few months it has been really great to see how Med-Peds clinicians can play such an important role in providing care across the age spectrum. We have seen first-hand the value of the combined training our residents receive and the unique ability they have to provide adult medicine expertise, even while rotating in a children’s hospital. One of our Med-Peds hospitalists and a former graduate of our program provided leadership and guidance to Childrens Hospital Colorado (CHCO) on best ways to prepare for adult admissions during the peak of COVID. Although we have all faced challenges during these difficult times, I think the pandemic has highlighted again the breath of opportunities that exist for Med-Peds trained clinicians.

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Past Member Spotlights

  • Julie A. Venci, MD Program Director University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics What has the MPPDA meant to you? When I became a new Program Director ...

  • Michelle Herbers Program Administrator Department of Medicine Hennepin Healthcare How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of the Alliance since 2008. What is your ...

  • Whitney Harper Program Operations Specialist University of Washington School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of AAIM since February 2017. What is your ...

  • Lisa M. Bellini, MD, MACP Vice Chair for Education Department of Medicine Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania How long have you been a member of ...

  • Lisa M. Stewart, MA Education Administrator   UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus     How long have you been a member of AAIM?     Five  years .     What is your favorite ...