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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, SGIM Release Position Paper on Challenges of Ambulatory Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development

In the face of widespread reporting about difficulty in recruiting and retaining ambulatory clinician educators, AAIM and SGIM members collaborated to focus on how to engage and support talented faculty. Using a literature review and a series of interviews, the group discussed, prioritized, and mapped concepts regarding optimal features of ambulatory education in UME and GME settings to prepare proposed solutions, including mentoring, incentives, and institutional investment. The position statement was published in the January AAIM Perspectives in The American Journal of Medicine.

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Connection - AAIM’s 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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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.  For more information about committees, please contact the AAIM office at (703) 341-4540 or AAIM@im.org.

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