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UME/GME Program Resources

AAIM offers a variety of resources to improve your programs. Log in to access "best practice" resources and tools, guidelines and positions, curricular resources, and other features for internal medicine faculty and staff.

FAQs About the ACGME Resident Survey for Program Directors

The ACGME Resident Survey is an annual survey required as one of several tools used by the Review Committee (RC) to monitor programs for accreditation. The 2017 APDIM Spring Survey identified stress and pressure on program directors attributable to the annual resident survey. The stress is related to the implications of the survey for accreditation, vague and confusing language for trainees, and the pressure to make changes in their program to improve the survey. We share answers to program directors' frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help address these important concerns. 

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Guidelines for a Standardized Fellowship Letter of Recommendation

 AAIM has endorsed new standards for the program director letter of recommendation (LOR) for fellowship applicants. Published in the May 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, these guidelines seek to improve reliability and efficiency through standardization, while continuing to allow advocacy and discussion of applicant characteristics and reflect efforts to overcome challenges of the current LOR involving variation in terminology, length, interpretation, and meaningful comparison.

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Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training

In an effort to improve and streamline the credentialing process, APDIM has provided feedback and clarification for the standardized “Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training” (VGMET) to ensure that all program directors are providing similar information to state medical boards.

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Call for Faculty Development Tools: Improving Written Qualitative Feedback

The AAIM Education Committee Faculty Development Work Group is soliciting faculty development tools to teach preceptors how to give meaningful written qualitative feedback. Submissions should include a facilitator's guide, along with any accompanying resources related to preparation, execution, and follow-up. Resources can support feedback to the learner or assessment insight to the program/institution. Examples include: PowerPoint slides, a narrated slide set, a video link, and a curriculum. Materials to support all phases of implementation, including preparation, execution, and evaluation are highly encouraged. All submissions will undergo peer-review and will be selected based on the grading rubric. Multiple submissions are permitted. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 2, 2018, 8:00 a.m. EST.

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CCC Tools and Resources

The AAIM Clinical Competency Committee Collaborative Learning Community developed user friendly tools to educate core faculty and CCC members. 

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Application Inflation

The Alliance is facilitating discussions across the continuum to include learners, student advisors, residency faculty and staff, chairs, and deans to provide correct data about the match and ease the burden of review .

Curated Milestones Evaluation Exhibit

The AAIM Education Committee selected 16 member submissions as "best practices," based upon clarity of description, innovation and novelty, capability of informing milestone reporting, and potential applicability to other training programs.  (Requires log in)

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