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Committee & Task Force News

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

Interested in Serving?

AAIM runs an annual call for volunteers to serve on Alliance and association committees and task forces, usually in March/April. Committee and task volunteers are required to be current members (the institution’s dues must be paid for that year) as well as expected to have been members for at least three years and to have attended at least two Alliance or APDIM meetings in the last four years. To ensure the availability of a maximum number of volunteer opportunities, members may hold only one elected or appointed role per year (i.e., you cannot serve on multiple committees/task forces or on council and a committee/task force). Terms are usually one year for task forces and three years for committees. For more information about committee service, please contact the AAIM office at (703) 341-4540 or governance@im.org.

AAIM Assessment Task Force

Current projects (as of December 2020):

  • Hosting a work group on evaluating available UME assessment tools
  • Hosting a work group that will review domains and priorities for program directors

AAIM Business of Medicine Initiative Task Force

Current projects  (as of December 2020):

  • Assessing formats for live, online, and cohorted educational tracks
  • Brainstorming content and attributes
  • Planning to vet past educational content for updating and repackaging

AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

Current projects (as of December 2020):

  • Discussing definitions of demographic data to collect in member profiles
  • Developing a DEI framework

AAIM Faculty Development Initiative Task Force

Current projects (as of December 2020):

  • Convening a work group on literature review
  • Convening a work group to review "nontraditional" resources and tools
  • Assessing the value of a member survey

AAIM Innovation Grants Committee

Current projects (as of December 2020):

AAIM Medical Education Learner Transitions Improvement Task Force

Current projects (as of December 2020):

  • Establishing two work groups that will review transition from medical school to residency and from residency to fellowship
  • Developing a common framework based on the CLASS transition model

AAIM Medical Education Research Committee

Current projects (as of December 2020):

  • Considering two key topics for exploration: the impact of Step 1 moving to pass-fail and the impact of virtual “everything” on the medical student and resident application processes

AAIM Research Committee

Current projects (as of December 2020):

  • Developing the agenda for the 2021 Research Pathways workshop to be offered at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022