Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, & Inclusion in Internal Medicine Training

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation are focused on improving the trustworthiness of the health care system and advancing health equity.

As part of this focus, the organizations are co-sponsoring a $400,000 grant program to support projects that are (a) led by individuals or groups of residents and faculty in internal medicine education and training and (b) intended to promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. Inter-professional projects that incorporate members from across the care team will be preferred. All project teams must include at least one faculty member.

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Recommendations to Promote Equity in Internal Medicine Clerkship Assessment and Grading

This summary of evidence-based recommendations, developed by a work group of CDIM members, addresses inequities in the clerkship grading process and provides a framework for clerkship directors to redesign their clerkship grading system using a pro-equity lens.

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Health Disparities Collaborative Learning Community Resources

The Health Disparities Toolkit is a peer-reviewed collection of resources and teaching tools to help instructors create curriculum for the spectrum of medical learners.

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DEI Newsletter

This quarterly publication will provide members with information about DEI projects and initiatives that will enhance efforts at your institutions, connect members to DEI resources, and keep you informed on DEI efforts in academic internal medicine.

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DEI Resources

Access a wide array of resources addressing diversity, equity & inclusion.

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Diversity & Inclusion Community

Log in to sign up for the Diversity & Inclusion Community and follow the conversation.

All AAIM members are encouraged to participate in the DEI discussion forum— please sign up!

AAIM Statements on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Learn more about what the Alliance says about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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Read AAIM's Virtual Conduct Policy for Online Meetings

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

See what the Alliance is doing to advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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AAIM Diversity Award

About the Award

The AAIM Diversity Award is presented to an individual who has effectively improved diversity within medical schools or who has worked to ensure patients of all races and ethnicities receive the highest quality of care. The award is presented during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Current Recipients 

Sarah C. Schaeffer, MD
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

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For questions, comments, etc. please contact diversity@im.org.