Administrators in Medicine (AIM), a not-for-profit organization, is the national organization for state medical and osteopathic board executives. Founded in 1984, the mission of AIM is to assist and support administrators for medical licensing and regulatory authorities to achieve administrative excellence and ultimately advance public safety. Services offered include educational, research and online services for its members. AIM’s public outreach is via its website www.administratorsinmedicine.org and the online search engine it provides along with board web links on its nationally recognized AIM DocFinder website.
Education is the cornerstone of what AIM does as an organization for member board executives. AIM sponsors a number of educational seminars including the AIM Executive Academy where new board executives learn the fundamentals of running a medical board. Its AIM Executive Director Workshop is a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers in interactive discussions and problem solving in areas of licensing, discipline, board operations and office management. Its Annual Meeting educational program provides an opportunity to hear from national experts from a variety of fields impacting medical licensure and discipline.
In 2007, AIM, in a collaborative effort with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), designed the Certified Medical Board Investigator (“CMBI”) Program to provide comprehensive, subject specific education and training for state medical and osteopathic board investigators. The goal of the program is to provide a resource to boards that will give specialized training to individuals who are in the position of investigating complaints received by medical and osteopathic boards.
AIM also developed the Certified Medical Board Executive (“CMBE”) training program, which offers education, training, and group discussion in key areas, including human resources, legislative process, professionalism, communication, policy development, public relations, press relations, personnel management, support services, leadership, and strategic planning just to name a few. The CMBE graduate will know how to use the services and support of the FSMB and AIM, identify their own continued learning needs in key areas, and identify opportunities to participate in AIM and FSMB.