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AAIM Endorses Uniform Letters of Recommendations for Fellowship

AAIM has endorsed new standards for program director letters of recommendation (LOR) for fellowship applicants. These guidelines seek to improve reliability and efficiency through standardization, while continuing to allow advocacy and discussion of applicant characteristics. Developed by the APDIM Council, the ASP Council, and the AAIM Resident to Fellow Interface Committee, they reflect efforts to overcome challenges of the current LOR variation in terminology, length, interpretation, and meaningful comparison. The guidelines were published in the May AAIM Perspectives in The American Journal of Medicine.

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AAIM Publishes Service v. Education Consensus Statement

ACGME resident survey items about service versus education are ambiguous and the concept of service v. education creates a false dichotomy. The Alliance believes that service is  part of practicing medicine and that deliberate practice in provision of patient care is crucial to active learning. However, excessive reliance on residents for nonphysician activities may detract from education.  To help guide future discussion, the AAIM Education Committee developed this consensus statement characterizing “service” and “education.”

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AAIM Connection— A Weekly Newsletter

AAIM Connection brings the latest industry news and updates on Alliance initiatives to AAIM’s more than 10,000 leaders, faculty, staff, and learners. To suggest an item for AAIM Connection, please send a 100-word announcement to publications@im.org.

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This Week in AAIM Connection

  • New in Alliance Member Center: CV and Resume Review
  • Nominate Your Colleagues, Yourself for Open Council Positions
  • Submit an Innovation Grant Letter of Intent

Committee News

AAIM committees continue to work on critical issues that affect the organization and profession. AAIM and each membership organization maintain actively involved committees, task forces, and work groups committed to core focus areas of AAIM.  

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