Membership

AAIM Member Spotlight

The Alliance turns the spotlight on members to highlight how they are making a difference and how they have benefited from AAIM membership. Share your story! To be highlighted on the AAIM website and in AAIM Connection, submit your (or a colleague's) story online or by email.

Current Member Spotlight

Chalise

Shyam Chalise, MD
Program Director
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago

How long have you been a member of AAIM?

Eight years.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Being an educator—getting to know the residents and learning from them every day.

How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?

AAIM has been the platform to meet and get inspired by great academic leaders. It has also been a forum to get issues clarified based on response and experience from other colleagues.

What’s your favorite moment of your career so far?

Being the program director at the same program that I trained. It has been a very humbling journey from intern to chief resident and now program director.

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Past Member Spotlights

  • Parul Sud, MD, FACP Program Director McLaren-Flint How long have you been a member of AAIM? More than ten years. What is your favorite part of your job? Among my varied roles as educator, ...

  • Christopher Smith, MD Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center How long have you been a member of AAIM? Approximately 15 years What is your favorite part ...

  • Kelly McGarry, MD Program Director, General Internal Medicine Residency  Alpert Medical School at Brown University How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of AAIM as long ...

  • Lonika Sood Clinical Education Director, Internal Medicine Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University How long have you been a member of AAIM? Three years. What is your ...

  • Sujatha Pitani MD, FACP Associate Program Director Department of Internal Medicine University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM?   Six years. What is your ...