UME-GME Transition Individualized Learning Plan

AAIM Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)

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. The AAIM ILP is not meant to meet the ACGME requirement regarding individualized learning plans during residency.

The AAIM UME – GME Transition ILP was developed by the AAIM Learner Handoff Standards Task Force to directly address the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s (CoPA) recommendation that states, “Meaningful assessment data based on performance after the MSPE must be collected and collated for each graduate, reflected on by the learner with an educator or coach, and utilized in the development of a specialty-specific, individualized learning plan to be presented to the residency program to serve as a baseline at the start of residency training”.  

The ILP can be sent to fourth year medical students just after they have matched into a residency program.  The ILP’s objective is to continue interns' professional development, academic growth, and professional identity formation while engaging them in self-directed learning.  The form asks incoming residents to list their clinical or academic goals for the first six months of residency; reflect on their current patient care, communication, and medical skills; and determine areas of improvement, to include core internal medicine topics. By reflecting on areas of learning needs together with a UME advisor/mentor (when available), incoming residents will benefit from personalized schedules, curricula, early advising, etc. . 

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Programs are encouraged to use or adapt this ILP; please include the following attribution to the Alliance as the source:  “This form is based on a modifiable template provided by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine at

AAIM ILP Digital Survey Building Guidance

Residency programs vary in size.  Depending on a program’s resource and learner capacity, utilizing a digital medium to facilitate ILP data collection and completion may be prudent.  The AAIM ILP Digital Survey Building Guidance provides instructions, recommendations, and samples for programs to reference when developing their respective ILP using either institution survey platforms, non-affiliated survey applications, or a residency management system.

Download the full AAIM ILP Digital Survey Building Recommendations by clicking the button below.

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AAIM Individualized Learning Plan Work Group

  • John Choe, MD, MPH
  • JoVonnda Chresfield, MBA
  • Michael Conrad, MS, PHR, C-TAGME
  • Amira Del Pino-Jones, MD
  • Lauren DiMarino, DO, FACOI, FACP
  • C. Seth Landefeld, MD
  • Serena Loya, MS-HAIL
  • Paul David O’Rourke, Jr., MD, MPH
  • Nora Y. Osman, MD
  • Jennifer K. O’Toole, MD, M.Ed.
  • Amber T. Pincavage, MD, FACP
  • Douglas Ruiz Carbajal
  • Sherine Salib, MD, MRCP, FACP
  • Karen Ward, ACUME, CGEA