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September 2020 — In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine celebrates our faculty, administrators, learners, and the patients they serve.  AAIM is committed to supporting this important part of our community and ensuring that all members and staff feel welcome and included. A diverse body of students, faculty, and administrators in our member institutions provides better teaching and learning environments, and better care for patients. AAIM is proud to endorse the principles behind Hispanic Heritage Month as it strives to meaningfully address diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in medicine and in our society ...
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September 2020— All current members are invited to nominate candidates or to self-nominate for positions on the association and constituent councils. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation/letter of interest as well as the nominee's CV or resume. Submit nominations online by October 12. Learn more #News ​
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September 2020— The APDIM Online 2020 virtual meeting is a workshop-intensive meeting providing the keys for professional growth to help faculty and staff at any career level be better administrators, faculty, teachers, mentors, and employees. This two-day online event will still feature the valuable education, information, and networking that you expect at the in-person fall meeting. Learn more #News
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September 2020— The   AAIM Primary Care Track Toolkit   is a practical evidence-based curriculum for medical educators interested in starting or enhancing primary care tracks in their residency programs. Developed by the APDIM Primary Care Forum, new chapters in the second edition include expanded curricular content about contraception, social determinants of health, opioid education, chronic disease management, urgent care, and POCUS.  Learn more #News
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Lisa M. Bellini, MD, MACP Vice Chair for Education Department of Medicine Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania How long have you been a member of AAIM? Since 1997! Well before AAIM. My very first professional meeting was APDIM and it changed my life. I knew at that point that I had found my professional home. What is your favorite part of your job? Mentoring and sponsoring students, residents and fellows. It never gets old. It really brings me tremendous joy to help the next generation think about their paths forward or deal with a problem in real time. How has the AAIM membership been of ...
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August 2020— Alliance members are invited to attend the first webinar in a four-part series “ The COVID Crisis and Health Inequities: What Clinicians Should Know and Their Role as Change Agents ,” held Thursday, August 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT to learn more. Facilitators will provide a foundation for the mini-series including an overview of the current state of health inequities, how COVID-19 has exacerbated these issues, and how faculty, staff, and learners in departments of medicine can begin to combat these challenges. All registrants for this webinar will automatically be signed up for the three remaining webinars in the mini-series.  The ...
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August 2020— In the interest of identifying and developing an optimal approach to assess clinical skills for licensure, on July 10 NBME invited Alliance constituent organizations to share perspectives on the prior USMLE Step 2 CS exam and how clinical skills would ideally be assessed for licensure going forward. Read AAIM comment
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Lisa M. Stewart, MA Education Administrator   UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus     How long have you been a member of AAIM?     Five  years .     What is your favorite part of your job?    Building of relationships    How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?   Networking, Networking, Networking! The Fall/Spring conference workshops allows one to meet new people and reconnect with others. In addition, the discussion boards have kept me from reinventing the wheel several times in my career!    What or who inspires you and why?   The sunset inspires me. When I look at ...
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Join your colleagues at webinars led by APDIM and CDIM survey and scholarship committee members. Hear about trends and timely issues affecting UME and GME revealed in recent AAIM research survey results. These one-hour webinars include 15 minutes for Q&A. Registration is free and open to all AAIM members. Recordings will be available to members in early August. Learn more #News
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Russell Boles, MBA Department Business Administrator University of Mississippi School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member for about eight years. What is your favorite part of your job?  I enjoy interacting with the broad base of people within the department and across the medical center.  It is always interesting getting different perspectives from physicians, staff, and others that come from different backgrounds, specialties, etc.  I really enjoy getting to work on various projects and not have such a repetitive job. How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?  My first ...
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AAIM is pleased to launch the call for volunteers for FY 2021 committees and task forces.  All current members who meet the criteria and can meet the expectations are welcome to volunteer to serve. The Alliance seeks volunteers that represent the broad diversity of its membership, in terms of individual sex, race, gender identity, ethnicity, and sexual orientation as well as institution size, type, patient population, and location.  Read AAIM's diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. All applications to volunteer must be submitted online by   11:59 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020 . Learn more
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A call for nominations and self-nominations was open to members September 17-October 15. Individual councils selected the final candidates for the ballot after review of all eligible nominations. Elections were open to members January 14–February 4; notifications were sent via personalized email in SurveyMonkey. All candidates are elected by a majority of the ballots cast. Also posted are the results of the FY2021 AAIM Board of Directors officer election. New terms begin July 1, 2020. View the list of newly elected leaders ​
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In recognition of Pride Month and the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 confirming workplace discrimination protections extend to gay and transgender workers, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) speaks out in support of all LGBTQ+ faculty, administrators, learners, and patients, and their right to be treated equitably in all professional, personal, and health care environments. Learn more
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June 2020- AAIM represents the entire continuum of medical education, from medical student to practicing physician; as key stakeholders in learner transition, the Alliance has provided guidance for the 2020-2021 fellowship application cycle and interview season. Key Recommendations AAIM strongly recommends that no in-person away rotations be allowed unless there are applicant curricular requirements that cannot be met at a learner’s residency institution. AAIM strongly recommends fellowship programs eliminate in-person interviews and adopt virtual platforms to conduct all interviews and site visits, including those for learners at their own institution. ...
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Melanie K. Haydu Program Coordinator Capital Health Regional Medical Center How long have you been a member of AAIM? Going on six years in July 2020, when I first joined Capital Health. What is your favorite part of your job? Seeing residents grow throughout their three years of training. Working with my amazing faculty and program for the last six years has been an unexpected joy of my life. I am so incredibly lucky to have the faculty that I work with. There always seems to be something new to figure out—this job definitely keeps my brain occupied! How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career? Providing me with ...
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June 2020— AAIM expresses its horror and sadness in agreement with the rest of the world at the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. For our African-American colleagues, this is a predictable fact of life reflecting several hundred years of history of unchecked police power and judicial authority.  We are witnessing a tragic failure of a democratic society wherein African-Americans are continually and systematically treated unfairly, with overt discrimination, and must fear for their very existence. Read the full statement #News
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June 2020— AAIM represents the entire continuum of medical education, from medical student to practicing physician; as key stakeholders in learner transition, the Alliance has provided guidance for the 2020-2021 residency application cycle and interview season. The recommendations also include template documents for personalization and use. Learn more #News
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AAIM and ACP Are Pleased to Introduce Your Residency Graduation Speaker: Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA Watch the video on the ACP website Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States appointed by President Barack Obama. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access ...
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May 2020— AAIM discourages participation in the Doximity survey for the Residency Navigator tool because of the survey's flawed methodology and unscientific approach, the invalid data it yields, and the potential harm it will cause, including concern about misinformation that does not take into consideration the various factors that influence a student's "fit" into a training program. This statement from the Alliance was originally published in June 2017.
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May 2020— Based on CMS funding support of residents and backed by AAIM and subspecialty organizations in internal medicine, residents are not available to begin fellowship activities prior to July 1. However, due to COVID-19, some fellowships are now instructing residents to arrive two weeks prior to orientation so that they may quarantine in their new location. This additional requirement would place unwarranted pressure on programs and trainees alike. AAIM believes that requiring residents to report for fellowship prior to completion of residency training is disruptive to medical education, creates unnecessary stress on the residents, and risks violating ...
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