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Clerkship Administrators

Clerkship administrators (CAs) play an important role in the success of internal medicine clerkships. To promote career development for these individuals, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) sponsors numerous activities for CAs. These activities provide opportunities for CAs to disucss emerging topics, share best practices, and network with colleagues.

Guidebook for Undergraduate Medical Education Administration

The CDIM Clerkship Administrators are proud to announce development of a new resource, the Guidebook for Undergraduate Medical Education Administration.


    A Guidebook for Undergraduate Medical Administration
   This valuable resource focuses on issues specific to managing an internal      medicine clerkship, including organization, student advocacy, evaluation and assessment, objective structured clinical examinations, and career development.

CA Meetings

Precourse for Clerkship Administrators:
This precourse is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and share unique solutions to administrative responsibilities. Presentations will address leadership, career development, communication, and presentation skills. Ample time will be allowed for networking. This precourse is designed for staff who administer the internal medicine clerkship or who interact regularly with students and residents in an educational context; administrators at all experience levels are welcome.

Registration for the Precourse for Clerkship Administrators at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017 is now open!

CDIM National Meeting at Academic Internal Medicine Week:
Each CDIM national meeting features workshops for clerkship administrators. These small group sessions discuss key issues for administrators, allowing for open discussion and networking.  Register today!

CDIM Administrators Dinner:

Held annually in the evening following the CDIM Clerkship Administrators precourse during Academic Internal Medicine Week the CA Membership Committee plans this event and finds a location for all of us to join together for dinner and time for connecting. It is dutch treat.

Community Giving Initiative:

soar.pngStudents Overcome with Adequate Resources (SOAR). Have you ever wanted a chance to pay forward the opportunities you have been blessed with? That time has come; the CDIM Clerkship Administrators have developed a new project called SOAR. The idea behind the project is to pay forward to an underserved school in the host city of our national meeting with by collecting and donating needed school supplies. We are in the business of education; what better way to pay forward than to help out a school in need? We may very well be providing a student with support to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor. CDIM Council and APDIM Council and Administrators will be helping us to build upon this program in the coming year.

Certification for Clerkship Administrators:


The CA Professional Development Committee works with the Administrators/Coordinators Certification in Undergraduate Medical Education (ACUME) offering a certification for all disciplines in undergraduate medical education that is now available. Additional information is available at www.acumecertification.com.

Clerkship Administrators Mentoring Program:

The CDIM Membership Committee and Clerkship Administrator Advisory Council announced the launch of the Clerkship Administrators Mentor Program, or CAMP, to our members. The vision of this program is to create and nurture networking and professional relationships amongst our members. Individuals who wish to participate in this program are asked to submit an application form to facilitate the pairing process. If you wish to work with someone in particular, please contact lisac@medicine.ucsf.edu; we are happy to set that up for you.

2013 CAMP Application

2013 CAMP Reflection Guide


CDIM Clerkship Administrators Survey

Created to collect information about job and salary concerns, survey results help clerkship administrators write resumes, create job descriptions, and provide objective data regarding salary ranges of peers.

Clerkship Administrators Journal Club

The clerkship administrator’s journal club is an online community to promote yearlong professional development. Past articles have addressed topics regarding leadership principles, time management, and how to save an unproductive work day. Healthy discussion has been happening on AAIM website's journal club page. Articles are sent out every other month and a final discussion is held at the annual meeting. To join the group and have access to the articles please login to the website and follow the instructions below.
  • Login to www.im.org. The login is located on the top right hand corner of any page.
  • Click on Communities from the Networking dropdown.
  • Select join a community by topic (CBT) from the right of the page.  
  • Scroll down to CBT: Education Communities (it is the fourth community).
  • Click on Join next to Clerkship Administrators Journal Club.

Tips for Organizing a Clerkship

Experienced clerkship administrators share proven strategies for managing the clerkship in this article.

Clerkship Administrator Job Description

CDIM has definied a position description for the CAs. This article provides an overview of CA responsibilities.