AAIM Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

April 2021—In 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. In this proclamation, President Carter spoke of the significant role Asian/Pacific Americans have played in the creation of a dynamic and pluralistic US society with their contributions to the sciences, arts, industry, government, and commerce. Eleven years later, in 1990, President George H.W. Bush issued the proclamation that designated May as the first “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.”

Persons of Asian or Pacific Islander descent account for more than 19% of the entire internal medicine workforce, more than 20% of medical school faculty in departments of internal medicine, and more than 21% of all medical school applicants. AAIM celebrates and supports the important work of Asian and Pacific Islander faculty, administrators, and learners, and the positive impact they have on their institutions and the patients they serve. 

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