I am honored to be able to introduce the next edition of "Diversity Now." I wanted to take this moment to make you aware of one of the key DEI efforts of AAIM: the AAIM DEI Task Force which launched in 2020. At its core, the task force is examining the ways in which AAIM can be a more equitable organization. This incudes the review of current DEI efforts and exploration of future DEI initiatives. The priority is to make internal medicine a more inclusive place for our diverse trainees, faculty, and administrators with the ultimate goal of improving care for the diverse patients we care for. I am honored to be part of this task force and encourage the larger AAIM community to read up on the work being done by its amazing members. More importantly, I hope the AAIM community will continue to find ways to engage in DEI efforts whether that be in their local institutions or the national organization.
Remember, the work never ends.
Daniel Cabrera, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM (he/him/el)
Residency Assistant Program Director - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
HMC Hospital Medicine Group