APDIM Chief Residents

APDIM is proud to offer a year-long program for chief medical residents. Beginning with the APDIM Chief Residents Meeting, the association strives to provide information and resources to chief medical residents that will enhance and improve the chief residency year. 

Chief Resident as Teacher Webinar Series

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine will host a series of 90-minute interactive online workshops for incoming chief residents to improve teaching in the following settings – morning report, small and large group conference, inpatient rounds, clinic, and one-on-one interactions. This webinar series is based on the Stanford Faculty Development Center framework, an evidence-based, non-prescriptive behavioral approach to teaching and learning with a 40 year history of documented success. AAIM is proud to support APDIM members by sponsoring this webinar series.



To facilitate networking and discussion, registration is limited to 150 people per session. If you need to modify or cancel your registration, please contact

Session Topics

  • Learning Climate – Create a teaching environment that is stimulating, engaging, and fosters an atmosphere of respect.
  • Control of Session – Leadership styles in teaching interactions; how to pace and focus sessions.
  • Communication of Goals – Setting goals for learners and selecting activities to foster the learner’s moving towards those educational goals.
  • Promotion of Understanding and Retention – How to “package” material when teaching to foster understanding and retention; focuses on teaching methods that foster active learning.
  • Evaluation/Feedback – Focuses on observation, self-assessment, and feedback skills

Session Format

Each of the five sessions will be presented using the Zoom video-conferencing platform. The sessions will be interactive and include mini-lectures, video, application worksheets, discussion groups, and goal setting activities. Each session will allow for discussion groups around best practice, observations, and experiences across institutions. Participants will have access to articles for future reference. There will be an optional 15 minute discussion session at the end of each workshop to foster cross-institution interactions and networking.


Stephanie A. Call, MD, MSPH Virginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineStephanie A. Call, MD, MSPH is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Call is a trained facilitator in the Stanford Clinical Teaching Framework and has significant expertise in faculty development in clinical teaching and assessment. She is also trained in several innovative teaching methods and has led studies in enhancing learner engagement at both the GME and UME levels. She has recently spoken nationally and internationally on milestones, education updates, evaluation and feedback, innovative curriculum design, work-life balance, and other subjects. She has served on both the Council and the Survey Committee of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and was part of the writing panel for the AAMC Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. She is also a leader for her institution in the AAMC national pilot for implementation of the Core Entrustable Professional Activities. Her experience in teaching has been recognized both at the local and national level; she has received numerous teaching awards in the course of her career, including the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award and APDIM Distinguished Educator Award. She is currently leading major curriculum changes in milestones and entrustable professional activities at both the GME and UME levels, training students and residents in handoffs, patient safety event reporting, and reflective practice at VCU.

Reena H. Hemrajani, MDDr. Reena Hemrajani
is an Associate Professor of medicine at Emory University. From 2013-2017, Dr. Hemrajani served as an Associate Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University where she focused on competency based medical education, including assessment and milestones under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Call. Since 2017, Dr. Hemrajani has been at Emory University with a focus on graduate medical education as an Associate Program Director for the J Willis Hurst IM residency program and faculty development as an Associate Division Director for faculty development in the Division of Hospital Medicine. She is a trained facilitator in the Stanford Faculty Development Framework and has coordinated institutional courses. She has spoken locally and nationally on milestones, faculty development and mentoring. She has been engaged as an active member and contributor for the Association for Program Directors for Internal Medicine and as a regional leader in the Society for General Internal Medicine.



TCMR, 25th Edition

The 25th edition of The Toolkit Series: A Textbook for Today's Chief Medical Resident is currently available. Order your copy today or if you're enrolled in the APDIM Chief Residents Program, you can view this book online in the chief resident online community!

Providing advice on the multiple roles of a chief resident—administrator, educator, mentor, and counselor—this "major revision" edition features chapters on:

  • Optimizing email communication
  • Teaching procedural skills
  • Duty hour regulations
  • Resilience strategies
  • Resident fatigue interventions

AAIM Connection

Chief residents will receive a one-year subscription to AAIM Connection, a weekly email publication.

Chief Resident-Program Administrator Partnership

A number of administrative challenges affect both the chief resident and program administrator and these areas are where effective collaboration between the chief resident and program administrator are particularly important.

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2021 Chief Residents Program

APDIM offers a free, year-long program for chief medical residents each fiscal year. Submit your enrollment form online today.

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IM Career Source

IM Career Source is available to connect employers and job seekers. This service is designed to assist AAIM members and others in the academic internal medicine community with recruitment activities and employment opportunities.