AAIM Guidelines for DOM Standardized Letters of Evaluation

September 2020— Released in 2020 as part of the residency application guidelines in the era of COVID-19, AAIM recently developed guidelines for a standardized letter of evaluation.

Although APDIM and CDIM developed joint guidelines for the DOM Summary Letter in 2013, wide variations still exist as to how these guidelines are incorporated, and many program directors remain unsatisfied with the lack of a standardized format, redundancy in the MSPE, the lack of graphical data on grade and objective assessment distributions, including NBME Internal Medicine Subject Exam scores, and missing descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of students on core clerkships and acting internships.

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