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AAIM Responds to ABIM Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Med Boards

April 2019—The ABIM Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Boards proposed changes to the policies for dual certification in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

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Alliance Comments on Administrator Ratios 

April 2019—AAIM provided support for ACGME's proposed program requirements on administrator ratios as part of the comments on focused program requirement revisions.

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Alliance Supports ABIM Procedural Competency Recommendations

April 2019—The Alliance agrees with the ABIM Internal Medicine Board’s four recommendations that would remove the requirement for a common set of procedures to be performed by all residents for certification eligibility.

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AAIM Signs on to Support Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act

April 2019—AAIM is part of the GME Coalition, which recently sent a letter to encourage Congressional leaders to cosponsor the “The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019” (S. 348, H.R. 1763). This bipartisan legislation would provide a responsible increase in Medicare support for GME to address the impending national physician workforce shortage. The letter notes the projected shortfall of physicians by 2030 and the impact on already vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas.

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AAIM Supports Added Pathway to Gastroenterology , Transplant Hepatology Certification

March 2019—AAIM offered recommendations to the ABIM Gastroenterology Board on approving a pilot program as an added pathway to Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Certification.

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AAIM Statement to NBME and FSMB on USMLE Scoring

February 2019—When multiple organizations within the Alliance were invited to provide perspective on USMLE numeric score reporting practice, the councils collaborated to develop a consensus statement for AAIM. This statement was submitted February 25 to FSMB and NBME, parent organizations of USMLE, in preparation for an invitational conference they will host with AMA, AAMC, and ECFMG to discuss the use of USMLE scores by primary (state medical boards for licensure) and secondary audiences within undergraduate and graduate medical education.

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