AAIM offers a variety of resources to improve your programs. Learn more about "best practice" resources and tools, guidelines and positions, curricular resources, and other features for internal medicine faculty and staff.
ABIM invited AAIM to provide its feedback about procedural competency to complement ACGME's efforts to update the training requirements for accredited residency programs; ABIM sets duration of training and procedural requirements for internal medicine certification.
The ACGME Resident Survey is an annual survey required as one of several tools used by the Review Committee (RC) to monitor programs for accreditation.
The AAIM Education Committee selected 16 member submissions as "best practices," based upon clarity of description, innovation and novelty, capability of informing milestone reporting, and potential applicability to other training programs.
The Alliance strongly urges all programs to extend interview invitations in a manner that preserves and protects the educational value of the fourth year and allows students to fully participate in educational activities without the fear of missing interview invitations.
The Alliance is facilitating discussions across the continuum to include learners, student advisors, residency faculty and staff, chairs, and deans to provide correct data about the match and ease the burden of review.
The AAIM Primary Care Track Toolkit is a practical evidence-based curriculum for medical educators interested in starting or enhancing primary care tracks in their residency programs.
The AAIM Clinical Competency Committee Collaborative Learning Community developed user friendly tools to educate core faculty and CCC members.
These guidelines seek to improve reliability and efficiency through standardization, while continuing to allow advocacy and discussion of applicant characteristics and reflect efforts to overcome challenges of the current LOR.
In an effort to improve and streamline the credentialing process, APDIM has provided feedback and clarification for the standardized “Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training” (VGMET) to ensure that all program directors are providing similar information to state medical boards.
In its continuing goal to reduce common sources of stress for program directors, APDIM has collaborated with ABIM to develop a "frequently asked questions" document that will help to ensure that trainees who require extended time away have appropriate training and stay with ABIM policies. APDIM Council members worked closely with ABIM leaders to clarify answers to common questions that arise when trying to determine whether trainees will require an extension of their training time, while the APDIM Survey Committee polled program directors to determine how their understanding of ABIM policy aligns with the provided clarifications.The downloadable FAQ document incorporates a few case vignettes to allow practice in applying the principles while the answer key for the 2019 APDIM Spring Survey section provides reinforcment to understanding the principles.
Review the FAQs
On February 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a revision to its medicare manual, which allows teaching physicians to utilize student documentation for billable services provided that the attending verifies the student’s notes. The teaching physician must either personally perform or re-perform the physical exam and medical decision-making but does not need to re-document. AAIM, led chiefly by CDIM, worked with stakeholders on the Internal Medicine Education Advisory Board (IMEAB) to advocate for this change. Resources clarifying the new policy and processes developed by member institutions to meet the new conditions were shared within the AAIM community. The Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE) established a resources page dedicated to the CMS guidelines on student documentation. ACE acquiesced to be the central repository of sources, and the AAIM has provided them with additional references.
ACE CMS guidelines resources page