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AAIM committees and task forces support the strategic plan and critical initiatives that impact the organization and profession. This section provides quarterly updates about Alliance-level “working” committees. To learn more about charges for these committees and task forces, AAIM governance-oriented committees, or individual association program planning and survey committees, please visit the About AAIM section.

For more information about committee service, please contact the AAIM office at (703) 341-4540 or governance@im.org.

Alliance Committees & Task Forces 

AAIM Competencies Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to identify a set of internal medicine competencies that will be followed across
the educational continuum from student through residency and fellowship.

Co‐Chairs: Steven R. Barczi, MD (ASP) and Nadia J. Ismail, MD, MPH, MEd (CDIM)

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • Paramount is the need for a common vernacular shared between UME and GME. The task force reviewed the Milestones 2.0 and conducted a ranking exercise. The task force prioritized fourteen IM milestones and initiated an EPA to Milestones mapping exercise. The task force identified observable behaviors for professionalism and communication. The task force will make professionalism and another sub competency into a milestone rubric.
  • The task force will conduct literature reviews to include research on how other disciplines employ migrating competencies. Members will also examine gaps within the current competencies to include social determinants of health. AAIM staff contacted AAMC and ACGME to begin scheduling meetings with the co-chairs (first) and then with the task force to help guide the work.

AAIM Competencies Task Force Roster

Steven Barczi, MD, Co-Chair
Professor of Medicine (CHS), Associate Program Director-Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Nadia Ismail, MD, MPH, MEd, Co-Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of General Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Amna Anees, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine Residency
Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University (Charleston Division)

James Butler, MBBS, MRCP, PGCE
Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine Residency
Indiana University School of Medicine (Southwest Indiana)

Alvin Calderon, MD, PhD, FACP
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Virginia Mason Medical Center

J. Marietta Clewing, MD
Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Methodist Hospital (Houston)

Adam Garber, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Brian Kwan, MD
Co-Clerkship Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Diane Levine, MD, FACP
Vice Chair and Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Emily Mallin, MD
Associate Program Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Candice Mateja, DO
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

Elizabeth McAlister, C-TAGME, MS
Education Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Craig Piquette, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

M. Lee Sanders, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

AAIM ERAS Filters Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to define a broad range of ERAS filter options that will enable internal medicine programs to sort applicants in ways that are program‐specific, holistic, and meaningful.

Co‐Chairs: Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD (CDIM) and Jaya M. Raj, MD, FACP (APDIM)

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • The co-chairs met with ECFMG and discussed:
    • the different transition experiences that IMGs face.
    • unique attributes and clinical experience IMGs offer once they transition into a residency program.
    • instituting natural language processing will continue to be a difficult undertaking due to lack of standardization.
    • ECFMG surveys that target applicants and training programs—ECFMG is open to including questions on IMG clinical experience and notable characteristics that program seek.
  • The task force discussed potential deliverables:
    • Guidelines/recommendations on how to filter for under-represented groups (i.e., first generation)
    • Guidelines/recommendations on how to filter an applicant’s competencies based on their geographic preference
    • Recommendations to ERAS on what additional filters could/should be tested, to include filters specific to finding IMGs that are a best fit for the institution
    • Guidelines/recommendations to PDs on how to filter for equity
  • The task force discussed its baseline survey results. The following themes emerged:
    • It is advantageous to attribute a timeline for each meaningful experience.
    • Give more focus to building user-defined filters.

AAIM ERAS Filters Task Force Roster

Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD, Co-Chair
Medicine 1 Clerkship Director
Department of Medicine
Section of Endocrinology
Boston University School of Medicine

Jaya Raj, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
Program Director Internal Medicine Residency
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix)

Julie Byington, C-TAGME
Senior Residency Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Bhavin Dalal, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Mohammad Farkhondehpour, MD, FACP FHM
Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Alex Glaser, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Kristina Lindquist, PhD
Assistant Dean of Career Advising and Student Programs
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Serena Loya, MS-HAIL
Department Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
Administration and Financial Affairs
University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno

Helen Heuer Memoli
Assistant Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine Residency
University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

Tammy Mitchell, MBA, C-TAGME
Program Specialist II
Department of Graduate Medical Education
Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler/Good Shepherd Medical Center (Longview)

Vinod Nambudiri, MD, MBA
Associate Program Director
Department of Dermatology
HCA Healthcare Grand Strand Regional Medical Center

Amy Shaheen, MD, MSc, FACP
Vice President, Practice Quality and Innovation
Department of Internal Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Jennifer Swails, MD, FACP
Residency Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ravi Vachhani, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

AAIM “Ideal State” Application Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to develop a vision for the "ideal state" of the internal medicine application and match process; identify policies, processes, and systems necessary to achieve the ideal state; consider pilot studies that could inform future decisions.

Co‐Chairs: Inez Hudlow (APDIM PA) and Monica Kraft, MD (APM)

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • Noted areas of collaboration with the Interview Standards Task Force: 1) timing of invitation offers/sending invitations out at pre-determined times and 2) in-person vs. virtual interview meeting. Meeting between leaders of the Ideal State Applications Task Force and Interview Standards Task Force has been scheduled for later in May.
  • The Structured Evaluative Letter (SEL) task force will share their survey results, focus group findings, and semi-structured interviews conclusions with the task force.

AAIM “Ideal State” Application Task Force Roster

Inez Hudlow, Co-Chair
Program Manager
Department of Internal Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine (Tallahassee)

Monica Kraft, MD, Co-Chair
Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson

Jillian Catalanotti, MD, MPH, FACP
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

R. Dobbin Chow, MD, MBA, MACP
Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

Jennifer Foster, MD, MBA, FACP
Medicine Clerkship Director
Department of Integrated Medical Science
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Susan Glod, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Robert Goodman, MD, FACP, SFHM
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Robert Holland, MD
Associate Program Director
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Sarah Kiani, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University (Permian Basin)

Kristen Lewis, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Daniel Mueller, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Lisa Oliver
Associate Director
Department of Internal Medicine
State University of New York Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Amanda Parks, MBA
IM Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine
Bayhealth Medical Center

Bradley Sharpe, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Simran Singh, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dawn Smith
Business Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

AAIM Innovation Grants Committee

Charge:

The AAIM Innovation Grants Committee is charged with overseeing the AAIM Innovation Grants Program. The committee is responsible for providing guidance on the annual grant’s timeline and process, determining future grant program themes, reviewing submitted letters of interest and grant applications, and selecting grant recipients.

Chair:  Amy Zelenski, PhD
Vice Chair:  Thurayya Arayssi, MD

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Committee Update (as of May 2022)

  • 116 LOIs were received in December 2021. In February 2022, the Grants Committee reviewed the LOI submissions and agreed to invite 48 applicants to submit full grant applications.
  • The Grants Committee will review full grant applications from April-May and select the grant awardees for 2022. Grant awards are expected to be announced in June 2022.

AAIM Innovation Grants Committee Roster

Thurayya Arayssi, MD FACP, FACR, FRCP (Vice Chair)
Weill Cornell Medicine

Pramil Cheriyath, MD, MS, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Ocean Medical Center Program Director

David Cohen, MD FACE, ECNU
Vice Chair, Education
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Faculty

Nacide Ercan-Fang, MD
Associate Program Director
University of Minnesota Medical School

Diana McNeill, MD, MACP
Duke University School of Medicine

Rachel Perlman, MD
Assistant Program Director
University of Michigan Medical School

Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, MD, PhD
Clerkship Director
University of Kansas (Wichita)

Ankur Segon, MD, MPH FACP

Jillian Zavodnick, MD
Clerkship Director, Associate Residency Program Director
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Amy Zelenski, PhD (Chair)
Director of Education, Associate Program Director
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

AAIM Interview Standards Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to develop inclusive and equitable standards across internal medicine GME programs for the interview process.

Co‐Chairs: Cindy Lai, MD (CDIM) and David A. Wininger, MD, FACP (APDIM)

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • The task force has divided into two subgroups: general standards for trainee interviews and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Members will view all work through the lens of DEI.
  • Foci: 1) Recommendations regarding the delivery type/structure (virtual, in-person) of interview, timing of interview offers and barriers to guideline adherence; 2) Develop best practices on pro- equity strategies for the residency interview process that include reducing bias for underrepresented populations and interview content and evaluation.
  • The task force is interested in submitting the DEI guideline document as a Perspectives piece in the American Journal of Medicine (AJM). The task force is also working on finalizing fellowship recommendations to be published on the AAIM website and shared with the broader membership by June 2022.
  • The co-chairs will be meeting with AMA representative in June to discuss Ob/Gyn residency innovations.

AAIM Interview Standards Task Force Roster

Cindy Lai, MD, Co-Chair
Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

David Wininger, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Timothy Chow, MD
Chief Resident
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine Residency
University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

Ricardo Correa, MD, Es.D, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, CMQ
Endocrinology Program Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Carol Cottrell
Department Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Anthony Dao, MD
Associate Program Director
Department of Medicine
Division of General Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Maria Garcia, MD
Associate Program Director
Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Lindsey Jordan Gay, MD
Associate Clerkship Director
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Whitney Harper
Program Operations Specialist
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine

Vera Luther, MD
Professor of Medicine; Fellowship Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Michelle Sweet, MD
Sub-I Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

 

AAIM Learner Handoff Standards Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to develop standards for a robust handoff, including elements of an individualized learning plan and GME orientation standards, for learners as they transition from medical school to internal medicine residency, and residency to fellowship.

Co‐Chairs: John H. Choe, MD, MPH (APDIM) and Amber Pincavage, MD, FACP (CDIM) 

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • A draft post-administration survey that would measure ILP utilization and value, as well as assess barriers and suggested areas of improvement, was developed. The survey will be disseminated to all pilot participants, with a target launch of August 2022.
  • The preliminary list of UME capstone and GME orientation topics were reviewed by the membership. Several recommendations were conveyed, and a second draft was developed. Aside from formulating recommendations for review by the Alliance Board of Directors, an AJM Perspectives piece will also be drafted.
  • ACGME shared that they are working towards acquiring residents’ consent to sharing their milestones data back to their medical school. Concurrently, upgrades to their IT system to support this endeavor is being conducted.

AAIM Learner Handoff Standards Task Force Roster

John Choe, MD, MPH, Co-Chair
Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Amber Pincavage, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
Associate Professor and Clerkship Director
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine

Uma Ayyala, MD
Assistant Professor - Pulmonary/Critical Care
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Baylor College of Medicine

Ratna Charishma Boppana, MD
Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Boot Camp Co-director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Jayaram Chandrasekar, DO
Associate Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Andrew Dentino, MD, FACP, AGSF, FAPA
Program Director for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Department of Internal Medicine
Chair's Office
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

Lauren DiMarino, DO, FACOI, FACP
Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Geisinger Health System

Allison Ferris, MD, FACP
Program Director
Department of Integrated Medical Science
Division of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Richard Forster, MD, FACP
Vice Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Paul Hemmer, MD
Vice Chair for Educational Programs
Department of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Nancy Masucci
Administrator Business Officer
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Douglas Ruiz Carbajal
Student Affairs Officer III
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Tripti Singh, MD
Associate Fellowship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

William Surkis, MD, FACP
DIO
Department of Internal Medicine
Main Line Health System/Lankenau Medical Center

Karen Ward, ACUME, CGEA
Clerkship Coordinator
Department of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

AAIM Medical Education Research Committee

Charge:

The medical education research committee will assess the culture underlying medical education by designing, evaluating, and supporting curricular innovations.

Chair: Chayan Chakraborti, MD

Vice Chair: Margaret Baker, MD

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Committee Update (as of May 2022)

  • The committee revised its workplan to focus on developing a plan to explore potential structural issues preventing longitudinal assessment of learners. Areas of study such as learner characteristics, current metrics for longitudinal learner assessment, how competency in practice equate to trust in care, and how competency can be synonymous to trust will be explored.

AAIM Medical Education Research Committee Roster

M. Hayes Baker MD (Vice Chair)
Internal Medicine Program Director
Magnolia Regional Health Center

Oliver Cerqueira, DO, FACP
Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine (Tulsa)

Chayan Chakraborti, MD, FACP, SFHM (Chair)
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine

Anthony Donato Jr., MD MHPE
Assistant Program Director
Reading Hospital (Tower Health)

Christopher Henry, MD
Assistant Program Director
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Raj Jagarlamudi, MD
Program Director
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Benjamin Kinnear, MD
Assistant Program Director
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Amalia Landa-Galindez, MD, FACP
Clerkship Director & Internal Medicine Division Chief
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Suchita Pancholi, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor & Primary Care Track Director
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia

Jill Patton, DO, FACP
Program Director
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital)

Carleen Spitzer, MD
Associate Program Director
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jaini Sutaria, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

AAIM Program Attribute Definition Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to define meaningful and verifiable internal medicine GME program attributes that would be of use to students as they consider programs and to recommend a process for communicating them to applicants and advisors.

Co‐Chairs: Paul Aronowitz, MD, MACP (CDIM) and Stacy M. Higgins, MD (APDIM)

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • Met with AAMC Residency Explorer staff to discuss the platform’s functionality and feasibility on having this be the primary system for learners to reference when determining residency programs to apply to.
    • AAMC shared an extensive list of systems where upon they pull data from (ex. NRMP match data, GME Track Survey, FSMB, etc.)
    • Some components of the Research Only section in the SuppApp could be fed into Residency Explorer.

AAIM Program Attribute Definition Task Force Roster

Paul Aronowitz, MD, MACP, Co-Chair
Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Stacy Higgins, MD, Co-Chair
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Amy Blatt, MD
Assistant Program Director/Medicine Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Kristy Deep, MD, MA, FACP
Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Catherine Derber, MD
Associate Professor & Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Binay Eapen, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine residency Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine Residency
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Stephen Knaus, MD
Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center

Michelle Knopp, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Allen Mead
Director, Medicine Health Care Service
Department of Medicine
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Lisa Miller, MPA, C-TAGME
Education Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

Allison Rossetti, MD
Assistant Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Adrian Singson, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine (Southwest Indiana)

Jenny Van Kirk, MD
Medical Instructor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine

Rae Witt, MD
Internal Medicine Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

AAIM Research Committee

Charge:

The AAIM Research Committee is charged with promoting and sustaining a community of research program directors to develop and share best practices designed to ensure the survival, growth, and diversity of the physician-scientist workforce. The committee will serve as the central body for data collection, analysis, and the dissemination of research-related outcomes of residency and fellowship research programs.

Chair: Christopher Williams, MD, PhD

Vice Chair: Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD

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Committee Update (as of May 2022)

  • The Research Pathways Directors Annual Workshop was held on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in conjunction with the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting in Chicago, IL. About 40 participants were in attendance.
  • Submitted a manuscript, “Pearls for Aspiring Physician-Scientist Residency Applicants and Program Directors,” to JCI Insights as a Perspectives piece
  • Developing a survey to assess the experiences of residents and fellows in the physician-scientist pathway.

AAIM  Research Committee Roster

Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Paul Conlin, MD
Chief, Medical Service; Maurice Strauss Chair and Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Emily Gallagher, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director for Research for Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Research
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Carlos Isales, MD
Division Chief
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD FIDSA
Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Primary Care)

Christopher Kontos, MD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Duke University School of Medicine

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Chair of Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Don Rockey, MD
Professor
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD FIDSA, FACP (Vice Chair)
Program Director
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Christopher Williams, MD, PhD (Chair)
Associate Dean, Physician Scientist Education and Training
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

AAIM Structured Evaluative Letter Task Force

Charge:

This task force is charged to refine the internal medicine structured evaluative letter and study its adoption by medical schools and use by programs.

Co‐Chairs: Reeni A. Abraham, MD (CDIM) and Susan Lane, MD, FACP (APDIM)

Task Force Update (as of May 2022)

  • IM SEL Task Force leaders and AAMC executives met in conjunction to Academic Internal Medicine 2022 (AIMW22). AAMC shared initiatives and collaborations with other stakeholders to establish core, harmonized competencies. Resources on these projects were shared with the task force.
  • The SEL Implementations Work Group identified programs that fully utilized the SEL. Semi-structured interview questions were formulated to serve as a framework for these informal conversations. Some common questions were identified from the AAIM stakeholder surveys and the External Stakeholder WG’s interview questions. These will be fused with the overall cross-sectional survey to select medical schools and residency programs.

AAIM Structured Evaluative Letter Task Force Roster

Reeni Abraham, MD, Co-Chair
Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Susan Lane, MD, FACP, Co-Chair
Program Director and Vice Chair for Education
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Dianna Cheney-Peters, MD
Sub-I Director
Department of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Lisa Kearns, MD
Residency Director- Primary Care Track
Department of Internal Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jeffrey LaRochelle, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Education
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Margaret Lo, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director, Director of Primary Care Track, Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine

Alexander Millard, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Poonam Sharma, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospitalist
Duke University School of Medicine

Andrew Sides, MD
IM Clerkship Director
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia

Wendy Simon, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Ann Snell, ACUME
Student Coordinator
Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Lonika Sood, MBBS, MHPE
Clinical Education Director, Internal Medicine
Department of Medical Education
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Emily Stewart, MD, FACP
Program Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Cody Stroupe, MD
Associate Clinical Professor Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Magnolia Regional Health Center

Andrew Parker Wright, MD
Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Loma Linda University School of Medicine