Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion


The AAIM Board of Directors approved a new diversity, equity, and inclusion statement at its meeting October 16, 2019. As part of the Alliance’s ongoing support to promote diversity, equity, mutual respect, and inclusiveness, AAIM will focus on eight key deliverables.

AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity and inclusion as a strategic imperative in support of academic internal medicine physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic planRead the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan

Diversity & Inclusion Community

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All AAIM members are encouraged to participate in the DEI discussion forum— please sign up!

Conference Materials: Diversity & Inclusion

Download past meeting presentations covering topics related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

DEI Presentation Material Themes


Bias (Unconscious, Conscious, Implicit; Discrimination; Microaggressions)

Business Case for DEI in Academic Internal Medicine



Healthcare Disparities

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

LGBT Health


Women in Internal Medicine

2020 DEI Webinar Series

The Alliance is hosting a free five-part DEI webinar series. "The COVID Crisis and Health Inequities: What Clinicians Should Know and Their Role as Change Agents," was held Thursday, August 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Recordings of the webinars are available at the link below (members must log-in to view).

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AAIM Statement on Racial Injustice

June 2020—AAIM expresses its horror and sadness in agreement with the rest of the world at the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. For our African-American colleagues, this is a predictable fact of life reflecting several hundred years of history of unchecked police power and judicial authority.  We are witnessing a tragic failure of a democratic society wherein African-Americans are continually and systematically treated unfairly, with overt discrimination, and must fear for their very existence.

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AAIM Supports the LGBTQ+ Community

June 2020—AAIM supports all LGBTQ+ faculty, administrators, learners, and patients, and their right to be treated equitably in all professional, personal, and health care environments. 

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AAIM Diversity Award

About the Award

The AAIM Diversity Award is presented to an individual who has effectively improved diversity within medical schools or who has worked to ensure patients of all races and ethnicities receive the highest quality of care. The award is presented during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Current Recipients 

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA

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For questions, comments, etc. please contact diversity@im.org.