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

  • Claire Zeigler, MD, MPH Associate Program Director Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I joined AAIM in 2013. What is your favorite part of your job? As an associate program director and the Director of Global Health, I love sharing my passion for global health with residents and fellows. Global health is “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health read more

  • Manajyoti Yadav, MD, FACP Clerkship Director University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria How long have you been a member of AAIM? I became a member of AAIM in 2014 when I started my role with the IM Clerkship. What is your favorite part of your job? It is the gratification of caring for patients with my team of dedicated learners while inspiring them to become excellent future physicians. The intellectually stimulating environment of working with medical students and residents read more

  • Joy Lyle Program Administrator Piedmont Athens Regional How long have you been a member of AAIM? I’ve been a member of AAIM since August of 2022. So, I’m fairly new. What is your favorite part of your job? The best part of my job has been meeting residents and faculty from all around the world. If the saying is true that, we are a sum total of all of the people we meet, then being exposed to various cultures and learning from each is sure to help me improve upon my world knowledge read more

  • Victor Kolade, MD, MS, FACP Core Clerkship Faculty Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Center How long have you been a member of AAIM? Member, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2022 – Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2012 – 2017, 2022- What is your favorite part of your job? I am a ‘teachaholic’ not wanting rehab! How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career? I have attended memorable APDIM meetings and enjoyed fruitful information read more

  • AAIM Volunteer Spotlight Video: Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP Learn more about Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP, Chair of Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. #VolunteerSpotlights ​ #memberspotlights #MemberSpotlights