Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DEIThe Alliance is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a strategic imperative in support of academic internal medicine physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training. Through external partnerships and internal efforts to build and share education and tools, AAIM seeks to support member efforts to improve DEI in their institutions, communities, and the discipline as whole.

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AAIM Celebrates Women in Medicine in September

Women in Medicine Month (#WIMmonth) was created by the American Medical Association to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women in medicine, advocate for women in medicine, and to bring awareness to health issues effecting female patients.

This September also marks the two year anniversary of Alliance Women L.E.A.D., an AAIM program that supports and facilitates professional development and educational opportunities that help women in academic internal medicine master their profession and prepare for next steps in their careers.

Join the Alliance Women L.E.A.D. online community (member log in required) to access webinars,  resources, and engage with others interested in addressing matters of importance to women in academic internal medicine.

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 through October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Recognition of this month began in 1968 and was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18.

In 2021, 19% of the US population identified as Hispanic. According to data from a 2021 AAMC report, 7.2% of active internal medicine physicians identified as Hispanic (alone or with any race); for med-peds, the number was 4.5%. Of the AAIM members who have shared their race or ethnicity, 5.8% indicated that they are Hispanic or Latino.  

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 more broadly.

Alliance Women LEAD

This new program seeks to empower women through fostering connections and ensuring access to essential tools and resources.

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Application and Recruitment

AAIM is committed to improving the fairness and equity of the learner transition environment. Resources below include evidence-based recommendations to address inequities in learning environments and news about the ongoing work of Alliance work groups.

AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

The award is presented annually to an individual or team who champions DEI in their department of medicine.

Erica Johnson, MD, FACP, FIDSA 2023 AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
Erica Johnson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
2023 AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

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AAIM DEI Advisory Group

The AAIM DEI Advisory Group is charged to serve in an oversight role to provide recommendations and guidance to the AAIM Board of Directors on strategy, projects, initiatives, and tools developed to ensure the DEI overlay (approved as part the current AAIM Strategic Plan) is used as a focal point for professional development and educational resources.

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AAIM provides a variety of member-developed resources and tools for ways to identify, address, and mitigate myriad biases in medical education.

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Diversity Now

This quarterly newsletter highlights news and resources in the DEI sphere of interest to AAIM members.

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Health Disparities Toolkit

Curated by the AAIM Health Disparities Collaborative Learning Community, the Health Disparities Toolkit is a peer-reviewed collection of resources and teaching tools to help instructors create curriculum for the spectrum of medical learners in UME to GME.

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