The Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) began the "Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine: Moving Forward from Awareness to Action" project after receiving a generous $2.6 million grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. ASP received additional support ($250,000 for the project from Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc.
The four-year project seeks to achieve the goal of embedding geriatrics and gerontology into the specialties of internal medicine by:
Every year, medical students are applying to an increasing number of internal medicine residency programs. However, the data do not support the pervasive belief that US senior medical students are less successful in the NRMP Main Residency Match or that the Match is becoming more competitive over time. As a result of misconceptions, there has been a 28% increase in IM categorical applications between 2013-2016 among US and Canadian medical graduates.
More than 35 instruments were submitted by AAIM members. These 16 instruments were selected for display by members of the AAIM Education Committee as "best practices," based upon clarity of description, innovation and novelty, capability of informing milestone reporting, and potential applicability to other training programs.
While AAIM does not endorse any particular method for evaluation or for milestone reporting to ACGME, these evaluation instruments are shared to help medicine residency and fellowship programs that are looking for examples. For further information about the instruments, please contact the developers directly; contact information is available in the individual exhibits.Learn more
Under the ACGME Next Accreditation System, program directors sought tools, templates, and information to operationalize the internal medicine milestones for the assessment of resident competence using entrustable professional activities (EPAs).
These brief, peer-reviewed faculty development online modules are designed to help members in their scholarship pursuits. Feel free to use and share with your colleagues.