Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity and inclusion as a strategic imperative in support of academic internal medicine physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training.

AAIM will:

  1. Facilitate the professional development, continuing education, support and growth of physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training in academic internal medicine from diverse backgrounds within AAIM and departments of medicine nationally;
  2. Support 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Create an inclusive environment and welcoming home for all committed physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training, and work to promote similar environments for members and learners within departments of medicine nationally;
  5. Equip 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 our diverse population;
  6. Stimulate research that supports high quality care and mitigation of health disparities;
  7. Partner with other internal medicine organizations to develop tools, resources, and best practices; and
  8. Develop outcome-based metrics to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in academic internal medicine.