takeAIM fellows are a group of 7 acute medical registrars who work together to promote Acute Medicine. Here are their stories.
The takeAIM initiative was established to raise awareness of acute internal medicine (AIM) and encourage junior doctors and medical students to consider a career in AIM. As a takeAIM Fellow you will join an enthusiastic and hard working team to develop exciting initiatives to promote takeAIM.
Any Acute Internal Medicine Specialty Registrar in England can apply to be a takeAIM Fellow. The fellowship is completed during training, it will not prolong your time to CCT. You will be entitled to one SPA per week dedicated to takeAIM in addition to other agreed SPAs, which needs to be approved by your TPD when applying.
The current team of takeAIM fellows are looking for enthusiastic AIM trainees (ST3+) to join takeAIM
The career prospects for AIM are almost unrivalled. The 2015 census conducted by the RCP London shows Acute Medicine having the largest increase in consultant posts, with a dramatic 33% expansion.
Over the last 12 years we have seen significant changes in the way acute care is delivered and in the team that delivers it. The presence of Acute Physicians in hospitals with unscheduled care has been shown to reduce mortality risk and the length of stay while in hospital, without increasing readmission rates.