Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DEIThe Alliance is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a strategic imperative in support of academic internal medicine physicians, administrators, and physicians-in-training. Through external partnerships and internal efforts to build and share education and tools, AAIM seeks to support member efforts to improve DEI in their institutions, communities, and the discipline as whole.

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Celebrating Black History Month

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine is celebrating Black History Month in the month of February as it recognizes and celebrates the wealth of the accomplishments of African Americans throughout American history. In honor of that, we want to recognize Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, who, in 1993, became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school serving at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University. She also served as a health policy expert in state and federal governments, advising on medical education.

Alliance Women LEAD

This new program seeks to empower women through fostering connections and ensuring access to essential tools and resources.

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Application and Recruitment

AAIM is committed to improving the fairness and equity of the learner transition environment. Resources below include evidence-based recommendations to address inequities in learning environments and news about the ongoing work of Alliance work groups.

AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

The award is presented annually to an individual or team who champions DEI in their department of medicine.

Erica Johnson, MD, FACP, FIDSA 2023 AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
Erica Johnson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
2023 AAIM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

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AAIM DEI Advisory Group

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.

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AAIM provides a variety of member-developed resources and tools for ways to identify, address, and mitigate myriad biases in medical education.

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Diversity Now

This quarterly newsletter highlights news and resources in the DEI sphere of interest to AAIM members.

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Health Disparities Toolkit

Curated by the AAIM Health Disparities Collaborative Learning Community, the Health Disparities Toolkit is a peer-reviewed collection of resources and teaching tools to help instructors create curriculum for the spectrum of medical learners in UME to GME.

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