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The process for interviewing residency applicants changed dramatically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with applicants and programs developing new approaches for the application and recruitment process and conducting interviews almost exclusively via a virtual/online format. New recommendations are necessary to incorporate successful elements of these recent virtual seasons into future interview cycles. These new processes must also uphold the core tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AAIM recommends residency programs conduct virtual interviews for all applicants, including learners at their own institution and applicants visiting the institution ...
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The process for interviewing fellowship candidates changed dramatically during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 recruitment seasons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with applicants and programs developing new approaches for the application and recruitment process and conducting interviews almost exclusively via a virtual format. New recommendations are necessary to incorporate successful elements of these new processes into future recruitment cycles. AAIM recommends fellowship programs conduct virtual interviews for all applicants, including learners at their own institution. Without further evaluation of safeguards to maintain equity for applicants, AAIM ...
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The Alliance is saddened and horrified by the most recent spate of mass shootings in the United States.  More than two years ago, AAIM joined 40 other leading organizations to call for policies to help reduce firearm related injury and death in the United States.  Today, the Alliance calls for policymakers to represent the interests of the public—which includes our patients, learners, and faculty and staff—and support legislation to mandate background checks, enact “red flag” laws, ban access to assault weapons, and increase federal support for research on gun violence as a public health issue. As part of a democratic nation, the public is uniquely positioned ...
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May 2022— AAIM is pleased to announce that Polly E. Parsons, MD, will serve as AAIM President and CEO, beginning July 11, 2022. The second president in the Alliance’s history, Dr. Parsons brings her commitment to the tripartite mission to lead AAIM into the next phase of the future. The Alliance members, leaders, and staff look forward to Dr. Parsons’s leadership as AAIM continues to serve the needs of more than 11,000 faculty and administrator members in departments of internal medicine in medical schools and teaching hospitals Learn more #DEINewsletter #News #Feature
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Imposter Syndrome First explained in the 1978 by psychologists Suzanne Imes, PhD, and Pauline Rose Clance, PhD, Merriam-Webster states that impostor syndrome is a psychological condition that is characterized by persistent doubt concerning one's abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of one's ongoing success. According to Psychology Today , imposter syndrome is experienced more by women, in particular, women of color. Intersectionality Coined in a 1989 paper by legal scholar Kimberle’ Crenshaw, Merriam-Webster defines intersectionality as the complex, cumulative way in ...
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Data in Brief: DEI

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May 2022— In 2021, most APDIM residency and fellowship program administration internal medicine residents and fellowship program administrators attended society equity training offered by their institutions. Learn more #DEINewsletter #News ​​
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May 2022— Mark your calendar and plan on attending the 2022 APDIM Fall Meeting, which will be held in person in San Diego, CA, September 22-24. Registration opens on June 6. DEI is its own workshop track at the meeting; your expert peers will provide ideas, approaches, and content that you can bring back to your own institution. Learn more #DEINewsletter #News
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May 2022— In June 2021, AAIM released a summary of evidence-based recommendations to address inequities in the clerkship grading process provide a framework for clerkship directors to redesign their clerkship grading system using a pro-equity lens. View the document #DEINewsletter #News ​​
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Jasmine R. Marcelin, MD, FACP, FIDSA Associate Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases University of Nebraska College of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? Since 2019 What is your favorite part of your job? Spending time getting to know residents and working on my mission to diversify our workforce and make this space more inclusive and equitable for trainees, patients, faculty, and staff. How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career? The communities where you can find others with similar questions and ideas as you, knowing that there are many other programs to learn from across ...
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May 2022— AAIM discourages participation in the Doximity survey for the Residency Navigator tool because of the survey's flawed methodology and unscientific approach and the invalid data it yields. The Alliance is concerned about the potential harm the tool can cause, including misinformation that does not take into consideration the various factors that influence a student's "fit" into a training program. The recent recommendations from the Coalition on Physician Accountability UME-GME Review Committee advocated the development of a database on residency programs with verifiable data that can be used by medical students. This recommendation reinforces the ...
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April 2022– Almost 3,000 incoming chief residents, residency and fellowship administrators, student educators, business administrators, and GME faculty came together for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022, AAIM's first in-person conference in two years. Attendees, who were all fully vaccinated, wore optional masks and signaled their contact preferences via colored lanyards—but hugs and handshakes abounded as old friends reunited and colleagues forged new relationships in between inspirational plenaries and more than 115 workshops and small group sessions. Learn more #News ​​​ ​ #AAIMConnection #CurrentAAIMConnection
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April 2022— Now in its fifth year, the AAIM Guidelines for Fellowship Applicant Letter of Recommendations have improved the educational handover from residency to fellowship. When compared to letters that did not adhere to guidelines, fellowship program directors found conforming letters to be more helpful in many areas. Programs are encouraged to fully adopt the guidelines for 2022 internal medicine subspecialty fellowship applicants. Learn more #News #AAIMConnection ​​
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April 2022— Without volunteers, AAIM would have no speakers, no authors, no decision-makers, no data, no ambassadors, no relationships with key stakeholders, no national guidelines, no mentors, and no voice in the “house of medicine.” In April, the Alliance acknowledges National Volunteer Month with immense gratitude for the time, commitment, leadership, expertise, and service of hundreds of AAIM volunteers who help meet the critical needs of the academic internal medicine community. Interested in volunteering for the Alliance? Check out the current opportunities! Learn more #News #AAIMConnection ​​​​
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March 2022— All members are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2022 APDIM Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held in person September 22-24, in San Diego, CA. An ideal workshop includes content that is applicable to most programs and presents innovations in enhancing the work of academic internal medicine, reveal novel approaches to common challenges, or focus on "hot topic" issues. Successful workshop submissions are excellent presentations that provide specific "deliverables" (for example, an annotated bibliography, specific curricular tools, and worksheets) that allow attendees to easily replicate curricula or enact programmatic change. Submission ...
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March 2022— AAIM is committed to providing more members more opportunities to serve on committees and task forces that influence the academic internal medicine community at the local and national level. In FY 2023, AAIM will offer multiple calls for committee, task force, and work group volunteers. This first call features more than 10 Alliance or association committees, including program planning and survey committees, that are currently accepting applications to volunteer. The term of service on a committee is three years. To be eligible to serve on a committee or task force, a volunteer must be a current member (and the institution's FY 2023 dues must be ...
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March 2022— Promote your open positions in concert with Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022, which will bring together more than 3,000 chief residents as well as UME and GME faculty and staff from programs in more than 45 states. The inaugural IM Career Source Digital Recruiting Guide will be highlighted to participants at the Charlotte Convention Center April 10-13 as well as shared with all Alliance members after the conference. Make sure that you are reaching the best audiences for your open positions in academic internal medicine--Alliance members and internal medicine residents! Learn more ​
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March 2022— Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022 will provide in-person educational content and networking opportunities to help you manage your day to day and prepare you for the next step up the professional ladder. Search the conference agenda by day, meeting, keyword, or track to see the breadth of educational content at this year’s meeting in Charlotte and don't forget to jump start your learning with a precourse! Learn more   #News #AAIMConnection ​​​​
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The Alliance is pleased to announce the officers of the FY 2023 AAIM Board of Directors: Chair Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH University of Wisconsin Medical School   Vice Chair Patricia Vassallo, MD, FACC, FASE Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   Secretary-Treasurer (AAIM Finance and Audit Committee Chair) Allen Mead Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont The AAIM Governance Committee recommended a slate of candidates for FY 2023 AAIM Board Officers; the slate of candidates was accepted by the AAIM Board of Directors for election. The ballot was closed March 14. Learn more #Feature ...
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Learn more about Sara B. Fazio, MD, MACP, Director of Clinical Curriculum and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. #MemberSpotlights ​
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March 2022— AAIM developed a letter template to notify fellowship program directors about the repercussions; programs may enhance this correspondence by articulating the pandemic’s impact on their particular institution and learners as well as support the use of virtual platforms instead of in-person orientation. Learn more #News #AAIMConnection
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