Constituent Councils

Clerkship Administrators

Clerkship administrators (CAs) play an important role in the success of internal medicine clerkships. To promote career development for these individuals, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) sponsors numerous activities for CAs. These activities provide opportunities for CAs to discuss emerging topics, share best practices, and network with colleagues.

UME Administration Guidebook

The CDIM Clerkship Administrators are proud to announce development of a new resource, the Guidebook for Undergraduate Medical Education Administration. This valuable resource focuses on issues specific to managing an internal medicine clerkship, including organization, student advocacy, evaluation and assessment, objective structured clinical examinations, and career development.

Tips for Organizing a Clerkship
Experienced clerkship administrators share proven strategies for managing the clerkship.


Precourse for Clerkship Administrators
This precourse is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and share unique solutions to administrative responsibilities. Presentations will address leadership, career development, communication, and presentation skills. Ample time will be allowed for networking. This precourse is designed for staff who administer the internal medicine clerkship or who interact regularly with students and residents in an educational context; administrators at all experience levels are welcome.

CDIM National Meeting at Academic Internal Medicine Week
Each CDIM national meeting features workshops for clerkship administrators. These small group sessions discuss key issues for administrators, allowing for open discussion and networking. 

CDIM Administrators Dinner
Held annually in the evening following the CDIM Clerkship Administrators precourse during Academic Internal Medicine Week the CA Membership Committee plans this event and finds a location for all of us to join together for dinner and time for connecting. It is dutch treat.

Job Description and Salary Survey

Clerkship Administrator Job Description
CDIM has defined a position description for the CAs.

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CDIM Clerkship Administrators Survey
Created to collect information about job and salary concerns, survey results help clerkship administrators write resumes, create job descriptions, and provide objective data regarding salary ranges of peers.

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Community Giving Initiative

SOARStudents Overcome with Adequate Resources (SOAR). Have you ever wanted a chance to pay forward the opportunities you have been blessed with? That time has come; the CDIM Clerkship Administrators have developed a new project called SOAR.

The idea behind the project is to pay forward to an underserved school in the host city of our national meeting with by collecting and donating needed school supplies. We are in the business of education; what better way to pay forward than to help out a school in need? We may very well be providing a student with support to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor.

CDIM Council and APDIM Council and Administrators will be helping us to build upon this program in the coming year.


The CA Professional Development Committee works with the Administrators/Coordinators Certification in Undergraduate Medical Education (ACUME) offering a certification for all disciplines in undergraduate medical education that is now available.