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August 2020— In the interest of identifying and developing an optimal approach to assess clinical skills for licensure, on July 10 NBME invited Alliance constituent organizations to share perspectives on the prior USMLE Step 2 CS exam and how clinical skills would ideally be assessed for licensure going forward. Read AAIM comments #News
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Lisa M. Stewart, MA Education Administrator   UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus     How long have you been a member of AAIM?     Five  years .     What is your favorite part of your job?    Building of relationships    How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?   Networking, Networking, Networking! The Fall/Spring conference workshops allows one to meet new people and reconnect with others. In addition, the discussion boards have kept me from reinventing the wheel several times in my career!    What or who inspires you and why?   The sunset inspires me. When I look at ...
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Join your colleagues at webinars led by APDIM and CDIM survey and scholarship committee members. Hear about trends and timely issues affecting UME and GME revealed in recent AAIM research survey results. These one-hour webinars include 15 minutes for Q&A. Registration is free and open to all AAIM members. Recordings will be available to members in early August. Learn more #News
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Russell Boles, MBA Department Business Administrator University of Mississippi School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member for about eight years. What is your favorite part of your job?  I enjoy interacting with the broad base of people within the department and across the medical center.  It is always interesting getting different perspectives from physicians, staff, and others that come from different backgrounds, specialties, etc.  I really enjoy getting to work on various projects and not have such a repetitive job. How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?  My first ...
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AAIM is pleased to launch the call for volunteers for FY 2021 committees and task forces.  All current members who meet the criteria and can meet the expectations are welcome to volunteer to serve. The Alliance seeks volunteers that represent the broad diversity of its membership, in terms of individual sex, race, gender identity, ethnicity, and sexual orientation as well as institution size, type, patient population, and location.  Read AAIM's diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. All applications to volunteer must be submitted online by   11:59 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020 . Learn more
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A call for nominations and self-nominations was open to members September 17-October 15. Individual councils selected the final candidates for the ballot after review of all eligible nominations. Elections were open to members January 14–February 4; notifications were sent via personalized email in SurveyMonkey. All candidates are elected by a majority of the ballots cast. Also posted are the results of the FY2021 AAIM Board of Directors officer election. New terms begin July 1, 2020. View the list of newly elected leaders ​
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In recognition of Pride Month and the recent ruling by the US Supreme Court that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 confirming workplace discrimination protections extend to gay and transgender workers, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) speaks out in support of all LGBTQ+ faculty, administrators, learners, and patients, and their right to be treated equitably in all professional, personal, and health care environments. Learn more #News
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June 2020- AAIM represents the entire continuum of medical education, from medical student to practicing physician; as key stakeholders in learner transition, the Alliance has provided guidance for the 2020-2021 fellowship application cycle and interview season. Key Recommendations AAIM strongly recommends that no in-person away rotations be allowed unless there are applicant curricular requirements that cannot be met at a learner’s residency institution. AAIM strongly recommends fellowship programs eliminate in-person interviews and adopt virtual platforms to conduct all interviews and site visits, including those for learners at their own institution. ...
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Melanie K. Haydu Program Coordinator Capital Health Regional Medical Center How long have you been a member of AAIM? Going on six years in July 2020, when I first joined Capital Health. What is your favorite part of your job? Seeing residents grow throughout their three years of training. Working with my amazing faculty and program for the last six years has been an unexpected joy of my life. I am so incredibly lucky to have the faculty that I work with. There always seems to be something new to figure out—this job definitely keeps my brain occupied! How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career? Providing me with ...
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June 2020— AAIM expresses its horror and sadness in agreement with the rest of the world at the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. For our African-American colleagues, this is a predictable fact of life reflecting several hundred years of history of unchecked police power and judicial authority.  We are witnessing a tragic failure of a democratic society wherein African-Americans are continually and systematically treated unfairly, with overt discrimination, and must fear for their very existence. Read the full statement #News
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June 2020— AAIM represents the entire continuum of medical education, from medical student to practicing physician; as key stakeholders in learner transition, the Alliance has provided guidance for the 2020-2021 residency application cycle and interview season. The recommendations also include template documents for personalization and use. Learn more #News
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AAIM and ACP Are Pleased to Introduce Your Residency Graduation Speaker: Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA Watch the video on the ACP website Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States appointed by President Barack Obama. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access ...
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May 2020— AAIM discourages participation in the Doximity survey for the Residency Navigator tool because of the survey's flawed methodology and unscientific approach, the invalid data it yields, and the potential harm it will cause, including concern about misinformation that does not take into consideration the various factors that influence a student's "fit" into a training program. This statement from the Alliance was originally published in June 2017.
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May 2020— Based on CMS funding support of residents and backed by AAIM and subspecialty organizations in internal medicine, residents are not available to begin fellowship activities prior to July 1. However, due to COVID-19, some fellowships are now instructing residents to arrive two weeks prior to orientation so that they may quarantine in their new location. This additional requirement would place unwarranted pressure on programs and trainees alike. AAIM believes that requiring residents to report for fellowship prior to completion of residency training is disruptive to medical education, creates unnecessary stress on the residents, and risks violating ...
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May 2020— The Innovation Grants Subcommittee has selected fourteen projects to receive grants totaling $50,000. The Alliance congratulates the 2020 Innovation Grants recipients. Learn more #NewsArchive
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May 2020— Physician, learner, and staff wellness and well-being is an important and critical issue in medical education. Mayo Clinic researchers found that more than half of US physicians are experiencing at least one symptom of professional burnout. The AAIM website has resources , presentations from past AAIM conferences, and external resources from IM stakeholders to help explain and address the challenges. Learn more #NewsArchi
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Mary Lacy, MD Associate Residency Program Director Associate Clerkship Director University of New Mexico School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I joined AAIM when I became the Associate Clerkship Director at the University of New Mexico in July of 2017. Since then, I have learned so much from the resources AAIM offers for both the clerkship and the residency program. What is your favorite part of your job? Truly, the variety. Something in my new role as an APD that I really love is hearing from residents directly about what needs to be better – whether it be during my time on wards or in an advisee meeting - and coming up with ...
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Are you looking to advance your professional growth? Your next career opportunity is at your fingertips! View the   2020 IM Career Source Featured Jobs . Browse open positions from employers searching for the highest quality academic internal medicine candidates. Don't forget to upload or update your resume on the leading online career center for academic internal medicine professionals, IM Career Source: Get your resume in front of potential employers. Search positions right from your smart phone or tablet. Receive custom alerts when a position that meets your criteria is posted. Access career resources, including resume and interview tips. ...
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IM-ITE and USMLE Scores Predict Performance on ABIM Certifying Exam A new study published in Academic Medicine finds that IM-ITE and USMLE Steps 1, 2 Clinical Knowledge, and 3 predict performance on the ABIM Internal Medicine Certifying Examination. (AAIM is a co-sponsor of IM-ITE.) The study marks the first time the relationship among these commonly used measures of medical knowledge across the continuum of medical education has been studied using multisource assessment data from a full complement of residents. The findings will help educators identify students and residents in need of additional support to address knowledge gaps and chart their progress ...
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AAMC Seeks Reviewers for Telehealth Competencies The present pandemic puts new pressures on the full spectrum of health care resources and demands wider adoption of telehealth services to reduce the risk of exposure through in-person care. In a 2019 national survey of medical education leaders focused on telehealth, just over 50% of respondents were providing learning opportunities in this area. This longitudinal collaborative effort will support educators designing and delivering telehealth curricula by asking: What are the foundational competencies expected of entering residents, physicians entering practice, and experienced physician faculty– independent ...
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