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An Introduction to ASP and AAIM

  1. 1. An Introduction to ASP and AAIM Stuart L. Linas, MD Presentation to American Society of Nephrology October 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Promote and support the specialties of internal medicine as a career discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Develop common resources and a uniform voice among subspecialty internal medicine professors and divisions </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate cooperation among other internal medicine organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Support new initiatives in education, medical research, and patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Form public policy and influence legislation related to subspecialty internal medicine </li></ul>ASP Mission
  3. 3. Specialties Represented <ul><li>Two Appointed Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Allergy and Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiology </li></ul><ul><li>Endocrinology </li></ul><ul><li>Gastroenterology </li></ul><ul><li>General Internal Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Geriatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Hematology </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Infectious Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Nephrology (Don Kohan, Bruce Molitoris, Stu Linas) </li></ul><ul><li>Oncology </li></ul><ul><li>Pulmonary and Critical Care </li></ul><ul><li>Rheumatology </li></ul><ul><li>Two Appointed Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>From fellowship programs at Community Teaching Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Three Elected At-Large Members </li></ul><ul><li>Elected by the membership </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>ASP membership represents: </li></ul><ul><li>>1,000 individuals </li></ul><ul><li>92 nephrology division chiefs and fellowship program directors </li></ul><ul><li>>700 divisions in departments of internal medicine </li></ul><ul><li>60 divisions of nephrology </li></ul><ul><li>>90 departments of internal medicine </li></ul><ul><li>14 internal medicine specialty societies </li></ul>Membership Statistics
  5. 5. ASP Committees and Task Forces Teaching and Applying Quality Principles Member Services Geriatrics Education
  6. 6. <ul><li>ASP New Division Chiefs Seminar: </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to be a Successful Division Chief” </li></ul><ul><li>February 7, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Hyatt Regency DFW </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas, TX </li></ul><ul><li>ASP Accreditation Seminar: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Site Visits, Accreditation, and the </li></ul><ul><li>New Competencies” </li></ul><ul><li>March 28, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL </li></ul>Upcoming Seminars
  7. 7. Past Policy Initiatives <ul><li>Influenced J-1 Visa policies </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced VA research policies </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolled 15 subspecialties in ERAS Fellowships, resulting in 11 participating in Medical Specialties Match </li></ul><ul><li>Addressed the generalist-subspecialist interface </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with specialty societies to develop in-service exams for fellows </li></ul><ul><li>Provided funding for junior faculty to study the gerentological aspects of their specialty </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grants <ul><li>T. Franklin Williams Scholars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASN-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applications due January 30, 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ASN-ASP Workshop on Prediction, Progression, and Outcomes of Chronic Kidney Disease in Older Adults” held in May 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASN course “Geriatric Nephrology: An Epidemiological and Clinical Challenge” taking place November 4-5, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding for an online curriculum for fellows on aging and the kidney </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. New Policy Initiatives <ul><li>Task Force on Teaching and Applying Quality Principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a career development award for junior faculty with an interest in quality improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a system for professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a clearinghouse for quality improvement resources, best practices, curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft a white paper on teaching and applying quality improvement into the academic internal medicine and ambulatory setting </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. New Policy Initiatives <ul><li>Task Force on Part Time Careers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed the ASP Task Force on Part-Time Careers Consensus Statement which was endorsed by all of the associations in AAIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drafted a white paper that has been submitted for publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with NIH to create a mechanism for allowing part time faculty to apply for and receive K awards </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Formed in 1999, AAIM consists of the academically focused internal medicine organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators of Internal Medicine (AIM) </li></ul></ul>What is AAIM?
  12. 12. Academic Internal Medicine AAIM APDIM APM ASP CDIM AIM Internal Medicine Specialties Hospitalists (1) Generalists (1) Geriatricians (2) Subspecialists (31) Evaluating Quality ABIM RRC-IM TAGME Internists in Practice ACP (CSS) Academic Medicine AAMC (CAS) (ORR) AAHC AIAMC UHC Coalitions for Faculty and Staff PCOC OPDA ACE APA Internal and External Relationships
  13. 13. <ul><li>2009 AAIM Executive Leadership Program </li></ul><ul><li>July 27-August 1, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Applications due January 9, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Program Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Analysis and Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Analysis and Operations Management </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Design and Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Control Systems and Change Implementation </li></ul>AAIM Professional Development Initiatives
  14. 14. 12 Policy Priorities <ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Medical education policy and funding </li></ul><ul><li>Medical research policy and funding </li></ul><ul><li>Internal medicine revitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty affairs and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Health care for an aging population </li></ul><ul><li>Physician workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Health care quality </li></ul><ul><li>Health care access </li></ul><ul><li>Physician reimbursement </li></ul>
  15. 15. Featured Active AAIM Initiatives <ul><li>Education Redesign </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Competency-Based Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Medicine Residency Requirements </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contact Information Association of Specialty Professors 2501 M Street, NW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20037-1325 Telephone: (202) 861-9351 Fax: (202) 861-9731 Email: ASP@im.org Website: www.im.org

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