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January 2022— The ABIM Foundation has launched a new grant program designed to identify and counter misinformation in health care and public health. Two large grants will support the enhancement or expansion of existing practices that are designed to identify and counter misinformation in health care and public health. In particular, the foundation seeks to support practices focused on improving the quality of communication by providing or ensuring accurate information to the public. The submission deadline is February 15, 2022. Learn more #News #ABIM #Stakeholder #AAIMConnection #CurrentAAIMConnection ​​​​​
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January 2022— Because travel and in-person visits heighten risks to communities and individuals, including the same faculty, residents, and staff who are vital to keeping our health care and educational systems functional, AAIM announced January 10 that the original guidance for the residency interview season (issued in July 2021) have been amended to recommend that programs not offer or conduct in-person or second look visits to any applicants for the remainder of the 2021-2022 recruitment cycle.  Preserving public health and safety remains paramount; it is imperative that the interview process avoid placing any population at increased risk. Learn more ...
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January 2022— AAIM is pleased to announce the elections for the FY 2022 councils are now open.  Each member is eligible to cast one ballot for each election in which he or she is eligible to vote; eligibility is determined by membership status. A majority of member votes received will elect councilors and officers for each council. Councilors and treasurers serve three year terms. Excepting MPPDA, presidents-elect/chairs-elect serve a total of three years (president-elect, president, and past president); MPPDA has an additional immediate past president year in its term. All of the candidates are outstanding leaders and all have made excellent contributions ...
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January 2022— ACP is seeking applicants to the MKSAP Question Writing Committee. Members serve for two years (2022-2024), write syllabus text, write new multiple-choice questions, receive a stipend and paid full ACP membership, and attend contributor committee meetings. To apply, submit a statement of interest and CV to mksap_editors@acponline.org by January 14. Learn more #News #ACP #Stakeholder #AAIMConnection ​​​​​
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January 2022— Project coaches are assigned to FY 2022 Innovation Grant ( Building Trust through DEI in Internal Medicine Training ) applicants who want help developing a full proposal. Coaches will work with applicants in February and March, assisting them with developing research methodology, measurement tools, and budget development. Sign up by January 21! Learn more #News #AAIMConnection ​​​​
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January 2022— AAMC will host a webinar Wednesday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST to review the initial findings from year one of the supplemental application pilot. To ensure appropriate feedback from internal medicine (currently only 13% response), please make sure that program director and dashboard users respond to the year one request for feedback sent by AAMC; the deadline has been extended to January 7. Learn more #News #AAMC #Stakeholder #AAIMConnection ​​​​​
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December 2021— At its December 2021 meeting, the USMLE Management Committee conducted a review of the USMLE Step 1 passing standard and decided that a two-point increase in the passing standard used to determine a pass or fail outcome will apply to Step 1 examinees testing on or after January 26, 2022. The 2022 passing standard will change from 194 to 196. USMLE conducts a review and analysis of the passing standard for each Step exam every three to four years. Learn more #News #Stakeholder #AAIMConnection #Current AAIM Connection ​​​​​
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December 2021— The AAIM office will be closed for winter break from December 20 until January 2. AAIM leaders and staff wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season! #News #AAIMConnection #Current AAIM Connection ​​​​
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December 2021— The AAMC Supplemental Application Work Group, which includes UME and GME representatives from the Alliance, has begun meeting to review preliminary information from the supplemental application pilot for internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery in the 2021-2022 cycle. More than 700 programs and 2,500 program users invited almost 28,000 applicants, who submitted 22,900 applications. The work group will continue to collect feedback (program directors and dashboard users should look for the recent survey request from AAMC) to refine the supplemental application signaling and the guidance provided to applicants, advisors, and programs about its ...
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December 2021— Alliance Women LEAD is pleased to host its first webinar Tuesday, December 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE, will teach participants how to identify the signs of imposter syndrome; create alternative ways to communicate about their skills, knowledge and expertise; develop a plan to engage a coach or mentor who can support the changes required to break negative, persistent patterns that impact one’s ability to achieve goals; and recognize that they are not alone. Learn more #News #AAIMConnection ​​​
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December 2021— ABIM is beginning an 18-24 month process of mapping out its strategy for the future and is interested in learning about trends to keep in mind. ABIM invites the community to share one or two one-sentence headlines that represent developments in health care—or major events around the world—and strike you as significant. Learn more #News #AAIMConnection #Stakeholder #ABIM ​​​​​
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December 2021— The Alliance is one of 42 organizations that has joined ACGME, the Organization of Program Directors Associations, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies in Equity Matters, a comprehensive strategic initiative focused on diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism. This new initiative introduces a framework for continuous learning and process improvement and will drive change within GME by increasing physician workforce diversity and building safe and inclusive learning environments, while promoting health equity by addressing racial disparities in health care and overall population health. The first phase of the initiative launched ...
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December 2021— Recently, the AAMC Assembly voted to formally expand the AAMC Board of Directors from 17 to 19 voting members, along with several other changes aimed at creating a more diverse and flexible board composition, among other revisions to advance broader engagement in the AAMC . Learn more #News #AAIMConnection
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December 2021— AAIM encourages programs to adopt and use the most current version of the Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training (VGMET) form. Designed to streamline and standardize the residency verification process and meet hospital credentialing needs, the template letter and form—updated in March 2021—provide the necessary information to meet credentialing needs while reducing the need for residency programs to complete multiple requests for information. Learn more #Feature #News #AAIMConnection ​​​​
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Adrian Abreo, MD, MAS Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Chair, Williams Academic Society Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport) How long have you been a member of AAIM? My involvement with AAIM began in 2017 through my work with our Internal Medicine Clerkship and Internal Medicine Residency Program. What is your favorite part of your job? Undoubtedly, my favorite part of the job is teaching and advising medical students, residents, and fellows. More specifically, there is an immense satisfaction when a learner finds value in your advice, and you see the impact that you have on the career of a student ...
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November 2021— Registration is now open! Academic Internal Medicine Week is the premier conference for faculty and staff in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and teaching hospitals. AIMW22 offers a full range of session types and topics for seasoned professionals, mid-careerists, and those new in their roles. Academic Internal Medicine Week will be held April 10–13, 2022 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Register now #Feature #News #Initiatives #AAIMConnection ​​​​​
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November 2021— In 2019, the Alliance developed guidelines that seek to overcome current challenges with inappropriate communication, transparency, and trust in GME recruitment in internal medicine. The three main components include a program statement, annual training (templates and scripts provided), and structured initial communication with applicants. Programs are strongly encouraged to read the policy and make adjustments to improve the recruitment experience for residency and fellowship applicants in internal medicine. Learn more #AAIMConnection   #News ​​​
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November 2021— A total of $400,000 in grants is available to residents and faculty members to support new or existing programs that incorporate DEI into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. Proposals that incorporate interprofessional interaction will be preferred. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will have access to a coach for grant development; all applicants will be invited to participate in a DEI learning community network. Learn more #News #AAIMConnection   ​​​
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November 2021— The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research sent a letter November 15 to Congressional leadership urging the timely passage of FY 2022 bills to invest robustly in agencies and programs that will improve the nation’s health and well-being. Noting that HR 4502 and Senate draft Labor-HHS-Education spending bills already include strong increases, the letter encourages lawmakers to provide at least $46.4 billion for NIH’s base, supplement the work with separate new investment in the proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, and avoid additional continuing resolutions past December. AAIM is a member of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research. ...
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November 2021— Encourage your internal medicine and medicine-pediatrics residents to sign up to receive a complimentary e-subscription to The American Journal of Medicine in 2022! All they have to do is to complete the online form by Monday, December 14 ; the subscription starts in January. Want to sign up all your residents at one time? Download the easy to complete mass signup Excel worksheet and email the file to publications@im.org . Learn more   #News #Initiatives ​​​
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