Membership

AAIM Member Spotlight

The Alliance turns the spotlight on members to highlight how they are making a difference and how they have benefited from AAIM membership. Share your story! To be highlighted on the AAIM website and in AAIM Connection, submit your (or a colleague's) story online or by email.

Current Member Spotlight

Sujatha Pitani MD, FACP
Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

How long have you been a member of AAIM?  

Six years.

What is your favorite part of your job? 

Teaching the younger generation of students and residents is quiet humbling and the impact we make in helping them choose their career paths for their success as well as the community is the most rewarding experience of all.

How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?

Every AAIM meeting provided a better insight into the solutions, for the learners’ problems. They have helped me grow professionally and intellectually, and I’ve been implementing one new thing at a time in our IM Residency program each year.

What’s your favorite moment of your career so far?

Understanding the growing pains of administration and at the same time adapting to the changes in our teaching world.

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Past Member Spotlights

  • Michael Smith, MD Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine University of Nebraska College of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I joined my third year of residency, before my year as chief resident. So, since 2011. What is your favorite part of your job?  The process of learning new things, having the moment of clarity based on that new item, employing the new item into my practice, teaching the new item to learners, and then observing their moment read more

  • Rosemarie L. Conigliaro, MD, FACP Section Chief Women's Health Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell How long have you been a member of AAIM? I’m really not sure, but likely at least since 1998 or 1999 when I became APD at the University of Pittsburgh and starting going to APDIM/AAIM meetings. What is your favorite part of your job?  Mentoring, advising, and sharing in the career development of students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty, and having read more

  • Julie A. Venci, MD Program Director University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics What has the MPPDA meant to you? When I became a new Program Director in 2018, I was the new kid on the block. However, all the other program directors and associate program directors were so incredibly welcoming and were available to answer questions. I do recall being nervous at my first MPPDA meeting, mainly because I thought that my initiation to the group read more

  • Michelle Herbers Program Administrator Department of Medicine Hennepin Healthcare How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of the Alliance since 2008. What is your favorite part of your job? The favorite part of my job is two-fold. I immensely enjoy helping the trainees reach their professional goals. I also enjoy mentoring new administrators to help them make the most of their professional careers. I did not make a conscious decision to become a program administrator. read more

  • Whitney Harper Program Operations Specialist University of Washington School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of AAIM since February 2017. What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is that I get to create intentional, individualized schedules for each of our residents that will support their career/life ambitions in addition to the required components of internal medicine residency training. I really love the advising part read more