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The Leadership Forum is a quarterly publication of the association addressing issues of leadership in medicine. Check out the latest from leaders in GIM and beyond.

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2021 ACLGIM Winter Summit

Transformational Leadership: The Changing Role of the IM Physician in Times of Crisis
December 5 - 7, 2021

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ACLGIM's LEAD program is designed for junior-mid career faculty leadership development. 

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Increasing Diversity in Leadership 

Providing opportunities to advance the careers of young leaders; focus on those from underrepresented communities is especially important

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Welcome to ACLGIM

Ten years ago, I joined ACLGIM as a newly minted division chief. I vividly recall attending the first Hess Institute and looking around saw very few women. Indeed, the room was mostly men and mostly Caucasian. The “L” in ACLGIM was just about a year old. ACLGIM began as an organization for division chiefs, however as some of these chiefs became vice chairs, chairs of medicine, and C-suite physician executives, it was important to continue to learn from them. At the same time, with the creation of programs like LEAD and UNLTD, the organization was also building future leaders.

Now, in 2021, I assume the role of ACLGIM President to serve the organization at the end of a once in a 100-year pandemic that upended our personal and professional lives. Contemplating this role, I looked back at my own growth as a leader and the pivotal role that ACLGIM has played in that development. It has taken ten years for me, and maybe my contemplation about how best to serve as President, that has led me to believe that this organization is the leadership home for all leaders in GIM. Read more. 

Anuradha Paranjape, MD
2021-2022 ACLGIM President

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Leadership roles currently represented within the membership include:

Dean or Associate Dean
Department Chair
Division/Section Chief  
Clerkship Director
Fellowship Director
Residency Program Director
Medical Director
Clinic Director
Course Director
Research Center Director
Hospital Administration

ACLGIM members include academic general internist leaders and emerging leaders in scholarship, research, education, patient care, administration, policy, and innovation. Leaders are those who are responsible for overseeing other individuals, teams or entire organizations engaged in one or more of these areas.