Building Trust through DEI and Diagnostic Excellence in Internal Medicine Training Grant Program – Now Accepting Applications

The ABIM Foundation, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are focused on improving the trustworthiness of the health care system and advancing health equity.

As part of this focus, the organizations are co-sponsoring a $400,000 grant program to support projects that (a) are led by individuals or groups of residents and faculty in internal medicine education and training; (b) incorporate members from across the care team; and (c) are intended to promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating equity into the fabric of internal medicine education and training. All project teams must include at least one faculty member with research mentorship experience.

Diagnostic Excellence Track: One-fourth of the funding pool ($100,000) is dedicated to grants to support projects designed to promote diagnostic excellence and address diagnostic inequities based on factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geography (rural vs. urban), age, and disability, and to foster equity in internal medicine education. Diagnostic excellence embraces six dimensions of health care quality; diagnosis must be safe, timely, effective, cost-efficient, patient-centered and equitable across populations. You can read more about the topic here. Projects chosen for the diagnostic excellence grants could focus on addressing diagnostic gaps that exacerbate racial and ethnic disparities, such as disparities in cancer care and heart disease.

How to Apply:

The application period closed on March 18, 2024.

Sponsoring Organizations

American Board of Internal Medicine
Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, certification by the ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 21 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.

ABIM Foundation
The ABIM Foundation’s mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice.

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine promotes 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.

American College of Physician(ACP)s
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. With 160,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation:
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area. Visit and follow @MooreFound.