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Alliance Submits Comments on Proposed ACGME Section II CPR Revisions

April 2021— In response to a public comment period issued by ACGME, AAIM commented on the draft focused revisions to Section II of the Common Program Requirements relating to dedicated time for program directors, assistant/associate program directors, program coordinators, and core faculty...

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AAIM Urges Administration to Support RISE Act

March 2021— The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) joined Research!America and other organizations to urge the Biden Administration to support the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act. Learn more #News #Advocacy ​​

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AAIM Supports Increasing GME Positions

March 2021— The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) has signed on to an effort by organizations representing America’s medical schools, teaching hospitals, and their physician partners to urge Congress to take steps to increase the supply of physicians in the United States. Learn...

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Alliance Advocates for Formal DIO Evaluation Process

March 2021— The challenges of the COVID pandemic have exacerbated many struggles in medical education; the 2020 APDIM Fall Program Directors Survey revealed that up to one-third of internal medicine program directors in community- and university-based settings feel less than "highly supported"...

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GME Advocacy Coalition Thanks Congress for GME Support

February 2021— More than 80 organizations of the GME Advocacy Coalition, including AAIM, sent a letter to Congressional leaders January 27 to thank them for adding 1,000 new Medicare-supported GME positions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Federal support for GME has been...

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New Resources to Prepare for ACGME Resident Survey

January 2021— The ACGME Resident Survey and its implications for accreditation, vague and confusing language for trainees, and the pressure to make changes in their program routinely are a source of stress for program directors. APDIM is pleased to share a FAQ and a customizable slideset ...

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AAIM Comments on Ideal State of UME-GME Transition for COPA

January 2021— In response to a December 8 request from the Coalition for Physician Accountability UME-to-GME Review Committee seeking organizational input on the “ideal state” of UME-GME transition, an Alliance joint committee-council writing group developed a statement that emphasized the...

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Alliance Joins Coalition Letter to Advise Biden on Biomedical Research

December 2020— AAIM joined 348 member organizations in the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to commend US President-Elect Joseph R. Biden for his support of growth for NIH as part of $300 billion in new research and development investments in his Build Back Better plan. In the months and...

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Alliance Testifies to ACGME Congress on Program Support

November 2020— AAIM was invited to testify during the November 16 ACGME Congress on Program Support, which was convened by an ACGME Board of Directors Task Force to examine common and specialty-specific program requirements relating to duties, functions, dedicated time, and support for program...

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AAIM Joins ECFMG Call to Speak Out Against Visa Duration Status Proposed Rule

October 2020— US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security, proposed a visa rule change September 25 which aims to change the process for certain nonimmigrant visa holders to extend their period of authorized stay in the United States. One...

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