AAIM Supports Native American Faculty, Administrators, Learners, and Patients
AAIM is proud to endorse the principles behind Native American Heritage Month as it strives to meaningfully address diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in medicine and in our society more broadly.
Fewer than 15 medical schools graduated 20 or more American Indian or Alaska Native students between academic years 2010 and 2019 (1); five Alliance members identify as Native American. Working to achieve a more diverse body of students, faculty, and administrators in our member institutions will provide better education, patient care, and research environments in US medical schools and teaching hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reveal myriad health care disparities suffered by the Native American community.
The Alliance is committed to elevating DEI through initiatives outlined in the organization’s current strategic plan, providing resources and support to members through the AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, ensuring conference educational sessions provide relevant tools and resources, and staff dedicated to ensuring this work is executed.
Your feedback and ideas on how the organization can support the Native American community is critical to future Alliance efforts. We encourage you to connect with leaders as well as your colleagues through the AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online discussion forum and the other member association forums.
The Alliance is Even Better Together.
L. James Nixon, MD, MHPE
Chair, AAIM Board of Directors
D. Craig Brater, MD
AAIM President and CEO
Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and EVP