AAIM Connection April 23, 2020


IM-ITE and USMLE Scores Predict Performance on ABIM Certifying Exam

A new study published in Academic Medicine finds that IM-ITE and USMLE Steps 1, 2 Clinical Knowledge, and 3 predict performance on the ABIM Internal Medicine Certifying Examination. (AAIM is a co-sponsor of IM-ITE.) The study marks the first time the relationship among these commonly used measures of medical knowledge across the continuum of medical education has been studied using multisource assessment data from a full complement of residents. The findings will help educators identify students and residents in need of additional support to address knowledge gaps and chart their progress on subsequent assessments with the goal of passing the certifying exam. Previous research studies have found that physicians who become board certified deliver better patient care in many areas than those who do not.

Stakeholders Provide Updated FAQs

Stakeholders continue to work to ensure the health and safety of all providers, medical learners, patients, and individuals in the United States.

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Thank You, Alliance Volunteers: April 19-25 Is National Volunteer Week!

Without the hundreds of volunteers who put in countless hours serving on councils, committees, task forces, work groups, and collaboratives, the Alliance would not be able to fulfill its mission. Despite the significant impacts of COVID-19, Alliance volunteers continue to give their all! Thank you to all Alliance volunteers, as well as our mentors, coaches, authors, editors, reviewers, and speakers, for sharing your passion and expertise to move academic internal medicine forward!