Committee and Work Group News

Committee and Work Group News

AAIM committees and work groups support the strategic plan and critical initiatives that impact the organization and profession. This section provides quarterly updates about Alliance-level “working” committees and work groups. To learn more about charges for these committees and work groups, AAIM governance-oriented committees, or individual association program planning and survey committees, please visit the About AAIM section.

For more information about committee service, please contact the AAIM office at (703) 341-4540 or governance@im.org.

Alliance Committees & Work Groups

AAIM DEI Advisory Group

Charge: A new, two-year entity, the AAIM DEI Advisory Group, is charged to serve in an oversight role to provide recommendations and guidance to the AAIM Board of Directors on strategy, projects, initiatives, and tools developed to ensure the DEI overlay (approved as part the current AAIM Strategic Plan) is used as a focal point for professional development and educational resources created by member councils, committees, and task forces, which may be offered through in-person and virtual programming, publications, surveys, etc. The group will present two deliverables: a year one report about the current status, milestones and anticipated outcomes of AAIM’s DEI efforts; and a final report outlining recommendations for AAIM’s long-term strategy, priorities, next steps, resourcing, and programmatic focus, and outcomes as well as key performance indicators and metrics for success.

Chair: Chavon M. Onumah, MD, MPH, MEd, FACP

AAIM DEI Advisory Group Roster

Sarah C. Alba-Nguyen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor; Assistant Program Directors; Director of GME Diversity
Department of Medicine Division of Hospitalist Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

John M. Carethers, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Internal Medicine Administration and Financial Affairs
University of Michigan Medical School

Tamara Goldberg, MD
Associate Program Director, Director Primary Care Track Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Melissa Hagman, MD
Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Washington (Boise)

Olga Karasik, MD
Associate Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Rachel B. Levine, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development
Department of Internal Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kimberly D. Manning, MD, FACP, FAAP
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Chavon M. Onumah, MD, MPH, MEd, FACP (Chair) 
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Department of Internal Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Nora Y. Osman, MD
Clerkship Director
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital

Joseph P. Smith, MD
Sub-Internship Course Director
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Valerie E. Stone, MD
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital

AAIM Innovation Grants Committee

Charge: The AAIM Innovation Grants Committee is charged with overseeing the AAIM Innovation Grants Program. The committee is responsible for providing guidance on the annual grant’s timeline and process, reviewing submitted letters of interest and grant applications, and selecting grant recipients.

Chair:  Thurayya Arayssi, MD, FACP

Vice Chair:  Rachel Perlman, MD

Committee Update (as of December 2023)

  • Leaders of AAIM, ABIMF, ACP, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation met in early October to debrief on FY23 grants and to begin discussion on FY24. The Building Trust Through DEI Grants program was delayed due to partnership funding decisions. In February 2024, stakeholders will have a better understanding of the grants program structure. In the interim, the committee will discuss methods for improving the grading scale for applicant submissions.
  • The Innovation Grants Committee is determining its committee charge and initiatives for the remainder of FY24 and beyond. Some potential activities discussed: offering webinars, applicant mentorship, studying long-term impacts of past grant recipient projects, and designing a workshop for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2025 (AIMW25).

AAIM Innovation Grants Committee Roster

Thurayya Arayssi, MD, FACP, FACR, FRCP (Chair)
Vice Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs
Weill Cornell Medicine

Maria DeMiguel, MD
Associate Program Director
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Mary S. Hedges, MD
Program Director
Mayo College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville)

Kirsten Jones, MPPA
Administrator
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Jessica E. Murphy, MD, MS
Associate Program Director
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Rachel Perlman, MD (Vice Chair)
Assistant Program Director
University of Michigan Medical School

Daniel Ricotta, MD
Associate Program Director
Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tiffany Elisse Schwasinger-Schmidt, MD, PhD
Neuro Clerkship Director
University of Kansas (Wichita)

Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP
Program Director
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cevita Webb
Administrative Director for Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Laura Chady Workman, MD
Medicine-Pediatrics Program Director
University of Louisville School of Medicine

AAIM Medical Education Research Committee

Charge: The AAIM Medical Education Research Committee is charged with developing or facilitating resources/tools that would support the AAIM membership in conducting medical education research as directly related to the strategic plan:

  • Tutorials on how to conduct medical education research.
  • Serve as consultants/resource for workgroups/taskforces/councils as they are implementing Alliance projects to ensure appropriate process and outcome metrics are being considered during early work

Chair: Margaret Hayes Baker, MD

Vice Chair: Amalia M Landa-Galindez, MD, FACP

Committee Update (as of December 2023)

  • The medical education research domains and sub-components were finalized. These will help determine what future webinars should be produced, as well as guide future resource development. 
  • The committee is mapping its members’ expertise to the medical education research domains and its sub-parts. This will enable Alliance staff to develop expertise sub-groups so that when specific experts are needed for consultation or other AAIM member needs/inquiries, staff will know whom to send these specific inquiries to. 
  • Discussed several possible webinar topics. The tentative first webinar will take place in March 2024 and will focus on the committee’s charge and endeavors, then shift to any scholarly inquiries and challenges that attendees have. The committee is open to collaborating with the AAIM Innovation Grants Committee. 

AAIM Medical Education Research Committee Roster

Margaret Hayes Baker, MD (Chair)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sheena W CarlLee, MD
Program Director
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Centers

Oliver Cerqueira, DO, FACP
Clerkship Director/Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine (Tulsa)

Khushdeep Chahal, MD, ABIM
Program Director
North Alabama Medical Center

Anthony A. Donato, Jr., MD, MHPE
Assistant Program Director
Reading Hospital (Tower Health)

Jennifer G. Foster, MD, MBA, FACP
Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Joel T. Katz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital

Julie Kanevsky, MD
Program Director
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst)

Amalia M. Landa-Galindez, MD, FACP (Vice Chair)
Clerkship Director/IM Division Chief    

Wasique Mirza, MD, FACP    
Program Director
Geisinger Health System

Franco Musio, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Alec O'Connor, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Jill Patton, DO, FACP
Chair/Program Director
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Lutheran General Hospital)

Kacie Jackson Saulters, MD
Program Director
University of Maryland Capital Region Health

AAIM  Research Committee

Charge: The AAIM Research Committee is charged to develop recommendations for Alliance research strategy which should include assessment of existing educational programming; physician-scientist workforce; engaging the underrepresented in science and medicine and business of medicine components, all directly linked to the physician-scientist career pathway and community.

Chair:  Jatin Vyas, MD, PhD

Vice Chair:  Emily Gallagher, MD, PhD

Committee Update (as of December 2023)

  • The Research-in-Residency (RiR) and Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) Trainee survey was extensively reviewed by committee members and AAIM survey staff. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) will circulate the survey to its RiR diplomates via an anonymous survey URL. AAIM survey staff will program the web survey, manage the study protocol, collect the data, and summarize the results. A Data Use Agreement (DUA) between AAIM and ABIM was drafted and will be sent to ABIM for their countersignature. 
  • A possible theme for the 2024 Research Pathways Directors Annual Workshop is reimagining the support and pathways for physician-scientists, with an emphasis on diversity, mentorship, and infrastructure enhancements. The workshop will take place on April 7, 2024, at the Swissotel in Chicago. 
  • Brainstorming potential webinar topics. Open to collaborating with the AAIM Innovation Grants Committee. 
  • A manuscript on the duration of post-graduate training of career development awards was submitted to the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight.

AAIM  Research Committee Roster

Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD
Faculty    
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Faculty
Ohio State University College of Medicine

JoVonnda D. Chresfield
Senior Program Administrator
Baptist Health South Florida

Paul R. Conlin, MD
Chief, Medical Service/Maurice Strauss Chair/Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Emily Gallagher, MD, PhD (Vice Chair)
Associate Program Director for Research
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Patrick Hu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor/PSTP Director
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carlos M. Isales, MD
Division Chief
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD, FIDSA
Director of MD-PhD Program
Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Primary Care)

Justin Kingery, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Christopher D. Kontos, MD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine/Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Duke University School of Medicine

Kyu Rhee, MD, PhD
Director of Medical Research Track
Weill Cornell Medicine

Don C. Rockey, MD
Professor
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, FIDSA, FACP (Chair)
Program Director
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Tammy Wichman, MD
Program Director
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

UME – GME Transitions Work Groups

AAIM Away Rotations Work Group

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • The work group held its inaugural meeting in October. Their discussions yielded 15 domains, centering on a standard definition of an away clinical rotation, transparency and equity in student selection, support and advocacy for IMGs and URMs, and advising.
  • Work is underway to review each of these domains to determine which falls under the group’s scope and which are closely aligned to merit integration. 

AAIM Away Rotations Work Group Roster

David M. Arnoff, MD 
Chair, Department of Medicine 
Indiana University School of Medicine

Kimberly Bates, MD, FACP, FAAP
Program Director
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospital

R. Dobbin Chow, MD, MBA, MACP (Co-Chair)
Program Director
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

Denise Dupras, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Lyle Fettig, MD
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Indiana University School of Medicine

David Gugliotti, MD
Clerkship Director
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Serena Loya, MS-HAIL
Department Administrator
University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno

Susan Merel, MD (Co-Chair)
Associate Director
University of Washington School of Medicine

Anuradha Munshi, MD
IM Clerkship Director & APD
Virtua Health (Rowan University)

Taunia Robinson, MBA
Senior Medical Student Education Coordinator
Boonshoft School of Medicine Wright State University

Lisa M. Williams, MA
Education Administrator
UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus

AAIM ERAS Integration Work Group (Now AAIM Residency Application Process Work Group)

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • The work group paused its efforts in light of a recently endorsed manuscript concerning the residency application process, Rethinking the Residency Application Process in Internal Medicine: Tipping the Balance to Prioritize the Public Good. The recommendations touch on areas that fall under this work group’s scope. An Initiative Request Form was submitted for AAIM Executive Committee and AAIM Senior Management’s review. The form advised fusing the ERAS Integration WG and the Application Inflation Work Group, thereby combining efforts and expertise and expanding the scope. 
  • AAIM volunteer and staff leaders agreed that combining the two work groups and broadening the scope is the best approach. An ERAS Integration Work Group touchpoint meeting is scheduled to inform the membership of the decision and to plan next steps. The new work group is the AAIM Residency Application Process (RAP) Work Group.

AAIM ERAS Integration Work Group Roster

Reeni A. Abraham, MD
Associate Vice Chair of Undergraduate Medical Education
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Catherine E. Apaloo, MD, FACP (Co-Chair)
Program Director
Piedmont Athens Regional

Christina R. Bergin, MD, FHM
Associate Program Director, Clerkship Director; Associate Clinical Professor
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

Julie L. Byington, C-TAGME
Senior Residency Coordinator & Administrative Lead for DOM Vice Chair of Education
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Kathleen Cooney, MD, MACP
Chair, Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine

Gretchen Diemer, MD
Senior Associate Dean for GME and Affiliations; Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Kimberly R. Esterline, MA
Clerkship Administrator
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Denise M. Keyser
Program Administrator
Geisinger Health System

Cindy Lai, MD (Co-Chair)
Clerkship Director
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Serena Loya, MS-HAIL
Department Administrator
University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno

Krista R. Pike, C-TAGME
Education Administrator, Department of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Amber T. Pincavage, MD, FACP
Clerkship Director
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine

Kristin A. Schmidlin, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Jonathan L. Tolentino, MD, FAAP, FACP
Program Director, Med-Peds Residency Program
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Sara L. Wallach, MD, MACP
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine
Capital Health Regional Medical Center

AAIM Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) Work Group

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • The work group held its first meeting in October and agreed to focus its efforts on three fronts: developing best practices that are UME focused, developing best practices that are GME-centric, and operationalizing the ILP and its administrative components. 
  • Three subgroups were established, each tasked with undertaking a component highlighted above. Sherine Salib, MD, MRCP, FACP, will lead the UME Best Practices/FAQs Subgroup; John H. Choe, MD, MPH, will lead the GME Best Practices/FAQs Subgroup; and Douglas Ruiz Carbajal will lead the ILP Operations and Administration Subgroup. 

AAIM Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) Work Group Roster

Douglas Ruiz Carbajal
Administrative Director of Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

John H. Choe, MD, MPH (Co-Chair)
Associate Program Director
University of Washington School of Medicine

JoVonnda Chresfield
Senior Program Administrator
Baptist Health South Florida

Michael Conrad, MS, PHR, C-TAGME
Director of Graduate Medical Education
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine (Tulsa)

Amira Del Pino-Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Lauren DiMarino, DO, FACOI, FACP
Program Director
Geisinger Health System

C. Seth Landefeld, MD, MACP
Chair, Department of Medicine 
University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine 

Serena Loya, MS-HAIL
Department Administrator
University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno

Paul David O'Rourke, Jr., MD, MPH 
Associate Program Director
Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center

Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, M.Ed.
Program Director, Medicine-Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Nora Y. Osman, MD
Clerkship Director
Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital

Amber T. Pincavage, MD, FACP
Clerkship Director
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine

Sherine Salib, MD, MRCP, FACP (Co-Chair)
Co-Associate Chair for Education and Professor of Medicine
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Karen Ward, ACUME, CGEA
Medical Education Program Administrator
University of Virginia School of Medicine

AAIM Post Interview Communications Work Group

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • The work group held its inaugural meeting in November. The work group scanned the existing Interview and Post-Interview Communication Guidelines and agreed that revisions are warranted. Recommendations on virtual interviews, second looks, and other interview-related activities will be incorporated. In addition, all current resources merit review and update. 
  • The work group will divide its efforts into two areas: pre- and post-interview and day-of-interview. Subgroups were established to address these areas. 

AAIM Post Interview Communications Work Group Roster

Rebecca Berman, MD
Program Director
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Thomas Bryan
IM Clerkship Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Whitney Harper, Ed.D
Program Operations Specialist
University of Washington School of Medicine

Anthony Hollenberg, MD 
Chair, Department of Medicine 
Boston University School of Medicine 

Stephanie Hooten
IM Education Program Administrator
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Leila Kia, MD (Co-Chair)
Associate Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Srikanth Nagalla, MD  (Co-Chair)
Chief of Benign Hematology, Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Jaya M. Raj, MD, FACP
Program Director
Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix)

Katherine Walsh, MD
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Bridget S. Working, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, HR & Academic Administration
Indiana University School of Medicine

AAIM Structured Evaluative Letter (SEL) Work Group

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • The work group held its first meeting in September. The first order of business is to determine the uptake in IM SEL usage from 2021, then juxtapose 2021 and 2023 data. The IM SEL Data Gathering Tool developed by the previous AAIM SEL Task Force was used. Data collection will be completed by December 29, 2023. From there, data will be stratified. 

AAIM Structured Evaluative Letter (SEL) Work Group Roster

Allison K. Ashford, MD, FAAP, FACP, FHM
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Peter Cram, MD, MBA
Chair and Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine

Dave Gugliotti, MD
Clerkship Director
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Viju John, MD
Assistant Director of the Core Clerkship and Longitudinal Integrated Course Co-Director
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Ingrid Jones-Ince, MD
Associate Program Director
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Nancy Masucci
Division Administrator II
University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Eli M. Miloslavsky, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Susan Rand, MS
Frank H. Netter, MD, School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Amanda Sikorski
Residency Coordinator
University of Michigan Medical School

Wendy Simon, MD (Co-Chair)
Associate Program Director
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Kim Tartaglia, MD, FACP, FAAP, SFHM
Academic Program Director of Med-3 Year
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS (Co-Chair)
Program Director
Duke University School of Medicine

Survey and Scholarship Committees

APDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • Closed the 2023 APDIM Annual Survey of IM Residency Program Directors (PDs) on December 12.
  • Blind-reviewed all 2024 Program Directors Annual Survey complete section proposals and selected three for inclusion based on merit and timeliness.
  • Accepted for publication in American Journal of Medicine, “Do Current Hiring Processes for Residency and Associate Program Directors Foster Diversity in Educational Leadership?,” based on the 2021 APDIM Annual Survey.
  • Published in Journal of Graduate Medical Education, “Management of the Electronic Health Record Inbox: Results From a National Survey of Internal Medicine Program Directors,” based on the 2021 APDIM Annual Survey.

APDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee Roster

Michael Conrad, MS, PHR, C-TAGME (Ex-Officio)
Director of Graduate Medical Education
University of Oklahoma School of Medicine (Tulsa)

Jennifer Corbelli, MD, MS
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kathleen M. Finn, MD (Chair)
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Tufts University School of Medicine 

Erica Johnson, MD
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center 

Patricia F. Kao, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Daniel I. Kim, MD, MBA, FACP
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

Emily Leasure, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine 

Shannon K. Martin, MD, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director, Department of Medicine
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Mark S. Rasnake, MD
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
NCH Healthcare System

Michael Rosenblum, MD, MACP
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Albany Medical College

Rachel Simmons, MD (Vice-Chair)
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Brown University

Brian S. Uthlaut, MD 
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Emily S. Wang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Donna M. Williams, MD
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Marygrace Zetkulic, MD    
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center

APDIM Program Administrators Survey and Scholarship Committee

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • Finalized the 2024 APDIM Annual Residency and Fellowship Program Administration Survey; scheduled to launch on January 10, 2024.

APDIM Program Administrators Survey and Scholarship Committee Roster

Ruth Colman, C-TAGME
Manager, Graduate Education Programs - Medicine
Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Michael Conrad, MS, PHR, C-TAGME (Chair)
Director of Graduate Medical Education
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine (Tulsa)

Judi Hansjon, C-TAGME
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Donna A. Heyduk, C-TAGME
Manager, Internal Medicine
Main Line Health System/Lankenau Medical Center

Stephanie Ogando, MBA, C-TAGME (Ex-Officio)
Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education Memorial Healthcare System
Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, FL)

Regina Steffen
Academic Residency Program Coordinator
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Susie Tharp
Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency Program
IU School of Medicine-Ball Memorial Program

Lisa Thornton
Program Coordinator
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Abby Ward, MEd, C-TAGME
Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator 
Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership

Kara Westmas
Medicine Fellowships Administrator
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee

Task Force Update (as of December 2023)

  • Closed the 2023 CDIM Annual Survey of Core Internal Medicine of Clerkship Directors, with 116 complete responses.
  • Published in Academic Medicine, “Bias Reporting in the Clinical Learning Environment,” October 2023, based on a thematic section from the 2021 CDIM Annual Survey.
  • Identified contributors to the 2024 CDIM Updates in Medical Education Literature Review session for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2024.

CDIM Survey and Scholarship Committee Roster

Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH (Ex-Officio)
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Tina Mullick Borschel, MD, MS
Clerkship Director
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Nicholas S. Duca, MD    
Assistant Professor 
Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Bruce L. Henschen, MD, MPH    
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kathryn K. Hufmeyer, MD    
Associate Dean for Curriculum
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Melissa Osborn Jenkins, MD
Clerkship Director    
Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth)

Mai A. Mahmoud, MD, MEHP, FACP
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine

Elexis C. McBee, DO, MPH    
Assistant Clerkship Director 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Ryan Nall, MD
Clerkship Director
University of Florida College of Medicine

Jennifer Pascoe, MD    
Assistant Professor
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatrics; Clerkship Co-Director
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Temple A. Ratcliffe, MD (Chair)
Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine    

Karen Ward, ACUME, CGEA (Ex-Officio)
Medical Education Program Administrator
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Amy Weinstein, MD, MPH (Vice-Chair)
Clerkship Director
Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess    
Medical Center

Winter Williams, MD, FACP
Clerkship Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine