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AAIM Awards

The call for nominations for the 2023 Alliance Awards program is now open. The Alliance Awards Program honors faculty and staff within academic internal medicine. Acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of your colleagues by submitting an award nomination. Deadline for nominations is June 24.

For more information, please contact AAIM Member Services at (703) 341-4540 or awards@im.org.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

About the Award

The AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award was created to recognize academic internal medicine physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training whose work substantially advances diversity, equity and inclusion through systems which ensure high quality care for all patients. The award is presented to an individual or team who promotes and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion in their department of medicine. The award is presented during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

Open to any eligible candidate regardless of specialty or AAIM affiliation, the award recognizes an individual’s or team’s meritorious achievement in any of the following areas, or a combination thereof:

  • Supporting physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training in academic internal medicine to work collaboratively with colleagues of diverse backgrounds within and across institutions to advance high quality and equitable care for all patients
  • Creating an inclusive environment for all physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training
  • Equipping internal medicine medical educators with the ability to prepare the next generation of physicians with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to effectively care for diverse populations
  • Stimulating research that supports high quality care and mitigation of health disparities

Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Nominations must include clear evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of the individual’s or team’s initiative(s) to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at their institution. 

Nominations should include qualitative and quantitative results of the initiative(s) or research. Particular consideration will be given to these data when reviewing nominations.  

Nomination and Submission Information

  • Nominations must be submitted online.
  • Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter detailing either the initiative(s) to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in a department of medicine.
  • Additional letters supporting the nomination. Please note, the board will consider up to three additional letters of support.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae. Please ensure that the CV submission is no more than seven pages in length.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the AAIM Board of Directors. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Special Recognition Award

About the Award

Formerly an Association of Professors of Medicine award, the Special Recognition Award is presented by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine™ (AAIM™) to an individual who has contributed most to helping the alliance meet its mission which "fosters the advancement of learning, discovery, and caring by enhancing the professional growth of academic internal medicine faculty, administrators and physicians-in-training." The award is presented during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination and Submission Information

The candidate must be a current or former member of one of AAIM’s charter associations, which includes Association of Professors of Medicine, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Association of Specialty Professors™, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine™, and Administrators of Internal Medicine™.

Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

Nominations must be submitted online, including:

  • One letter of support.
  • One additional letter of support (optional).
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the AAIM Board of Directors. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Call for Nominations

Acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of your colleagues by submitting an award nomination.
Deadline: June 24.

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Current Award Recipients

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