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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 necessity for collaboratively developed assessment and transition tools, a commitment to transparency at the program and applicant levels, support for holistic review and for international medical graduates, and the importance of professional identity formation.  AAIM thanks the writing group for its efforts:  Richard L. Alweis, MD, Stefanie R. Brown, MD, FACP, FAAP, Chayan ...
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January 2021— The Alliance is pleased to announce two exciting speakers to open and close AAIM Online 2021: Monday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. EDT: Rana Awdish, MD, author of the critically-acclaimed, best-selling memoir, In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope , based on her own critical illness Wednesday, April 14, at 3:15 p.m. EDT: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, former internal medicine chief resident, cultural icon, and Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Both speakers will participate in live Q&A after their presentations—don't miss your opportunity to interact in real-time ...
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December 2020— The AAIM Board of Directors has announced that the 2021 APDIM Fall Meeting will be converted to a fully virtual event— APDIM Online 2021 will be held October 7-8, 2021 . This decision was made as early as possible to allow members and the organization the opportunity to plan effectively for calendar year 2021. This early decision also provides the APDIM Program Planning Committee additional time to re-focus their efforts to plan an exciting, high-quality virtual event for members. Learn more #News #APDIM ​​ #Featu
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When working from home, it is often easier to put on weight with the kitchen so close by. You may also be exercising less due to changes in your daily routine.  After a hard day of work, all you may feel like doing is moving from your desk chair to your couch to watch Netflix. If this is what you are experiencing, here are some tips that will help you to get moving and lose weight.  Be more mindful of meals and snacking options When working from home, it is important to nip cravings in the bud. One way to do this is to fill your refrigerator and grocery cupboards with healthy snacks. If you start feeling hungry, you should have plenty of healthy ...
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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 years ahead, the coalition urges attention to: Foundational principles that promote both a thriving scientific enterprise and public trust in science. Emergency supplemental funding to allow NIH to continue to make progress against COVID-19 and to resume pre-pandemic research. Sustained, robust growth for NIH’s base budget across scientific disciplines and disease ...
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Julie A. Venci, MD Program Director University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics What has the MPPDA meant to you? When I became a new Program Director in 2018, I was the new kid on the block. However, all the other program directors and associate program directors were so incredibly welcoming and were available to answer questions. I do recall being nervous at my first MPPDA meeting, mainly because I thought that my initiation to the group involved singing Karaoke. Thankfully, Nate Derhammer signed up for 10 songs, so I was able to hide! I do feel very fortunate to be apart of such an amazing group ...
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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 directors, assistant/associate program directors, program coordinators, and core faculty members. The Alliance was ably represented by APDIM President-Elect Susan Lane, MD, FACP, ASP Councilor Steven Barczi, MD, and APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council Past Chair Bethany Millar, C-TAGME; their comments reiterated and emphasized Alliance positions about protected ...
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November 2020— The Alliance, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation are pleased to announce a new grant program for internal medicine residents and faculty members. “ Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, and Inclusion in Internal Medicine Training ” will support projects designed to promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. There will be large ($20,000) grants and small ($2,500-$5,000) grants under this program. ...
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November 2020— Curated by the AAIM Health Disparities Collaborative Learning Community, the Health Disparities Toolkit is a peer-reviewed collection of resources and teaching tools for the spectrum of medical learners (UME to GME). The five content areas--advocacy, implicit bias, patient experience, quality improvement, and recruitment--of the toolkit include adaptable modules to introduce key concepts in health equity/health disparities, create curriculum, and change approaches to recruitment. Bookmark this page and share with your colleagues. Review the Health Disparities Toolkit #DEINewsletter
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November 2020— Readers, help the Alliance put a name on the new DEI newsletter by entering the naming contest. Capture what you think diversity, equity, and inclusion practices bring to academic internal medicine, in five words or less. The individual with the winning entry will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and will be announced in the next issue in February! The deadline is November 25, 2020. Good luck! Enter here #DEINewsletter ​
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November 10, 2020 Leading Internal Medicine Organizations Create Grant Program to Build Trust by Supporting Innovations in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion PHILADELPHIA – The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation are pleased to announce a new grant program for internal medicine residents and faculty members. The program will support projects designed to promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into the fabric of internal medicine education ...
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November 2020— AAIM is proud to endorse the principles behind Native American Heritage Month as it strives to meaningfully address diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in medicine and in our society more broadly. The Alliance is committed to elevating DEI through initiatives outlined in the organization’s current strategic plan, providing resources and support to members through the AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, ensuring conference educational sessions provide relevant tools and resources, and staff dedicated to ensuring this work is executed. Learn more #News ​ #Featur
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Do you ever feel like you’re never getting a break from your job? Even when you’re at home, you’re thinking about all the work you have to do the next day? It might be time to think about yourself more, not less. Stress is a very common feeling in the workplace. The challenge is knowing how to manage your emotions. A recent   study   found that 80% of workers feel stressed at their job and 50% of workers admit they need help dealing with their stress. Which is why work-life balance is a crucial thing to have. It is important to value your breaks as equally as you value your work. Here are some ways to maintain a healthy balance between your private and ...
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Michelle Herbers Program Administrator Department of Medicine Hennepin Healthcare How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of the Alliance since 2008. What is your favorite part of your job? The favorite part of my job is two-fold. I immensely enjoy helping the trainees reach their professional goals. I also enjoy mentoring new administrators to help them make the most of their professional careers. I did not make a conscious decision to become a program administrator. I was working as an administrative assistant with the general medicine division and was asked to apply. I have never looked back. Graduate medical ...
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October 2020— The Alliance is committed to supporting applicants, advisors, and residency faculty and staff during a pandemic that has created massive uncertainty about the residency application and interview season. AAIM leaders understand that everyone is stressed and anxious about outcomes and remind all members that the primary goal is to find the best match between applicants and programs. Review the guidelines #News ​ #Featu
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October 2020— All AAIM members and non-member affiliates are invited to submit a session and/or poster abstract proposal for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2021 scheduled for April 2021. Confirmed conference dates will be provided in November. The deadline to submit seminar and poster abstracts proposals is   Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Learn more ​ #New
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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 of the visa classifications targeted by the change is the J-1.  This rule will cause significant disruptions to the training of the more than 12,000 J-1 holding visas physicians at almost 750 teaching hospitals across the United States as well as a devastating effect on the critical patient care they provide. The proposed change is unnecessary for J-1 physicians and will ...
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October 2020— Because the health and safety of our members, conference attendees, exhibitors, visitors, staff, and local community continue to be our top priority, today we announce that Academic Internal Medicine Week 2021 (AIMW21) will be a fully virtual meeting.We know this news will not be a surprise to our community. By making this decision now, Alliance program planning committees can focus their efforts on planning an exciting and high-quality virtual event. Like you, we will miss seeing everyone in person but are confident that AIMW21 will be an educational success! Please watch for updates in the coming weeks about the virtual AIMW21.  Learn more ...
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September 2020— Encourage your internal medicine and medicine-pediatrics residents to sign up to receive a complimentary e-subscription to The American Journal of Medicine in 2021! All they have to do is to complete the online form by Monday, November 9, 2020. The subscription starts in January. Learn more #New
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September 2020— Released in 2020 as part of the residency application guidelines in the era of COVID-19, AAIM recently developed guidelines for a standardized letter of evaluation. Although APDIM and CDIM developed joint guidelines for the DOM Summary Letter in 2013, wide variations still exist as to how these guidelines are incorporated, and many program directors remain unsatisfied with the lack of a standardized format, redundancy in the MSPE, the lack of graphical data on grade and objective assessment distributions, including NBME Internal Medicine Subject Exam scores, and missing descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of students on core clerkships ...
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