The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) will be hosting Academic Internal Medicine Week 2023 from April 2 through Aril 5 in Austin, Texas, and doctors throughout the world are invited to join.

General Internal Medicine associate professor and long-time AAIM committee member, Dr. Camilla Curren, encourages colleagues in Internal Medicine to consider participating in the conference.

AAIM is comprised of more than 10,000 members who strive to fulfill its mission of promoting “the advancement and professional development of its members who prepare the next generation of internal medicine physicians and leaders through education, research, engagement, and collaboration.”

Dr. Curren has served on AAIM’s Survey and Scholarship committee for several years. Members of the committee are tasked with creating and distributing a survey of items critical to clerkships and IM students and assessing the results on an annual basis.

AAIM also places a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and views DEI as the foundation from which it launches its initiatives. For instance, the current AAIM Strategic Plan includes initiatives that seek to do the following:

  • Develop innovations to reduce or eliminate bias and promote a level playing field in transitions that occur in internal medicine education and training.
  • Address the needs of underrepresented faculty and administrators.
  • Develop and disseminate best practices designed to ensure the expansion of opportunities for underrepresented faculty.