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May 2021— Described as a “trailblazer, role model, [who] never stops putting diversity and inclusion first,” her award nomination notes that “Dr. Young is the first African-American woman to be promoted to full professor in the department of medicine at the University of Washington. She is deeply committed to diversity efforts in the department, school, university, and on local, regional and national levels.” She has over 125 peer-reviewed publications, multiple awards, and mentored 16 individuals over the last 10 years in academic medicine. All of the 2021 Alliance Award recipients were honored during AAIM Online 2021 in April. Nominations for 2022 Alliance ...
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May 2021— Reed Tuckson, MD, Co-Founder, Black Coalition Against COVID, provided an overview of the impact that trust, patient-physician relationships, and the structure of the healthcare system have on health inequities and how the Black Coalition Against COVID can be a framework for faculty, staff, and learners in departments of internal medicine can begin to combat these challenges. (Login required.) View recording #DEINewsletter ​
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May 2021— In efforts to increase diversity among faculty and trainees, many medical schools are considering examining “cohort” recruitments, or hiring for multiple positions simultaneously in a methodical and coordinated process. This session from the AAMC will explore experiences of two institutions that have pioneered methods for improving recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty. Register #DEINewsletter ​
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May 2021— Members can connect with colleagues through the AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online discussion forum , as well as other member association forums. Ask questions, share ideas, and support one another in your work promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at your institutions. (Login required.) Sign up now #DEINewsletter ​​
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Marriage offers beautiful benefits for well-being and life satisfaction if the couples can handle their challenges. If the tussles are left uncared, a lot of strain is likely to develop in your family. Through counselling, many couples have developed tactics that have helped them stay together harmoniously. Below are different ways counselors can employ to nurture your marriage relationship and help you overcome the marital problems you may encounter. Advise you to explore your concerns from a fresh perspective Counselors will encourage you to use a fresh approach when tackling an issue that has clouded your marriage. A fresh approach will give you different ...
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May 2021— The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently released Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care , putting forward an evidence-based plan with actionable objectives via an implementation plan that balances national needs for scalable solutions while allowing adaptations to meet local needs. The Alliance is a study sponsor and provided public testimony at the study kickoff in January 2020. Learn more Read AAIM testimony (January 2020) #News ​​
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April 2021— The Coalition for Physician Accountability recently released its recommendations developed by its Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee. Convened in summer 2020, this committee was charged to recommend solutions to identified challenges in the UME-GME transition. The 42 recommendations are grouped into 12 themes, and are open for public comment until May 26. Learn more #Feature #AAIMConnection #News ​​​
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April 2021— In 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. In this proclamation, President Carter spoke of the significant role Asian/Pacific Americans have played in the creation of a dynamic and pluralistic US society with their contributions to the sciences, arts, industry, government, and commerce. Eleven years later, in 1990, President George H.W. Bush issued the proclamation that designated May as the first “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.” Persons of Asian or Pacific Islander descent account for more than 19% of the entire internal medicine workforce, more than 20% of medical ...
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Homeschooling is a great way to impart trusted information and knowledge to kids. It also provides flexibility and brings out creative ways in educating children, helping them become smart individuals early on. But what could be the possible downsides of homeschooling?  Possibly the fact that when they do not travel to school, play on the ground during recess and take part in curricular activities, they tend to gain weight or even turn obese. Here is how homeschooling might affect their health. Limited movement outdoors An average homeschooled child does not step out of the house very often; this can make them feel inactive and eventually lazy that can ...
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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we want to acknowledge your support and service as an Alliance volunteer during the past year. You are part of a special group of members who provide leadership and lend expertise to the Alliance to ensure the programs and services we deliver meet the critical needs of our academic internal medicine faculty and administrators. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, harness their passion and turn it into meaningful change. When you answer the call to participate, you bring influence that has impact, and allows the Alliance to make progress toward building a stronger community. Your time and expertise ...
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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 members. The AAIM feedback was developed by a subset of the task force that generated the Alliance testimony for ACGME's program support congress in fall 2020 : Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP, Steven R. Barczi, MD, Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACP, FACC, FHRS, FAHA, Susan Lane, MD, FACP, Diane L. Levine, MD, FACP, and Bethany Millar, C-TAGME.  Essentially, GME program leaders need ...
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Kristi Graybill, C-TAGME Internal Medicine Residency Coordinator Department of Internal Medicine University of Nebraska College of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member since 2014. Describe your typical day. Depending on the time of year, my typical day consists of helping my residents. If it is during recruitment season, I am putting together itineraries, schedules, lunches, dinners, and shuttles for my incoming candidates, and preparing the perfect day for them. What is your favorite part of the job? My favorite part of being a residency coordinator is recruitment season. I believe it gives our ...
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April 2021— On behalf of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), thank you for your support. I write to let you know that I have asked the AAIM Board of Directors to commence a search for my successor when my current contract ends in June 2022. When I step down, I will have been in this role for 15 years; it is time for a new set of eyes and ears. One of the many great aspects of being part of AAIM has been the opportunity to work with extraordinary colleagues like you. Together, we have collaborated to contribute to the advancement of internal medicine and medicine more broadly. I thank you for the chance to get to know so many of you and build ...
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April 2021— AAIM is committed to providing more members more opportunities to serve on committees and task forces that influence the academic internal medicine community at the local and national level. In FY 2022, the call for committee volunteers will be split into two phases; phase II will occur in late fall 2021. More than 10 Alliance or association committees, including program planning and survey committees, will accept applications to volunteer during the first call for committee volunteer phase. Learn more #News #Feature #AAIMConnection ​​​​
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March 2021— The Alliance strongly condemns the recent violence in Atlanta, and all expressions of hate, discrimination, and racist sentiment against Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-Americans. Building a more inclusive and equitable nation is a work in progress. The Alliance remains in solidarity with our Asian, Pacific Islander, and Asian-American faculty, staff, learners, and the entire academic internal medicine community in support of the right to live free of racism and discrimination in professional and personal settings. Read the full statement #News   #DEIStatements ​​​​ #AAIMConnection
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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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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 more #News #Advocacy ​​
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March 2021— Job seekers can connect with employers seeking to hire top talent at the IM Career Source Virtual Career Fair, to be held Tuesday, April 27, from 12:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. EDT. The completely virtual event will easily connect jobseekers and featured employers in real time via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Job seekers can upload a CV/resume before the event so that employers will have their information readily available. On the day of the career fair, job seekers—faculty, staff, residents, or fellows—can choose which employers with whom to interact and engage in a one-on-one chat with a representative. Learn more #AAIMConnection #News ...
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March 2021— The 2021 CDIM Update in Medical Education webinar will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT to provide a critical overview of innovations, programs, and other interventions in the areas of UME curriculum development, instruction, assessment and evaluation, and learning and wellness published in peer-reviewed journals in 2020. Register today #AAIMConnection #News ​​
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March 2021— The Alliance is pleased to announce the officers of the FY 2022 AAIM Board of Directors: Chair Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP Greater Baltimore Medical Center Vice Chair Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH University of Wisconsin Medical School Secretary-Treasurer (AAIM Finance and Audit Committee Chair) Katherine C. Chretien, MD George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences The AAIM Governance Committee recommended a slate of candidates for FY 2022 AAIM Board Officers; the slate of candidates was accepted by the AAIM Board of Directors for election. The ballot was closed March 10. Learn more #AAIMConnection   ​​
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