AAIM Member Spotlight

The Alliance turns the spotlight on members to highlight how they are making a difference and how they have benefited from AAIM membership. Share your story! To be highlighted on the AAIM website and in AAIM Connection, submit your (or a colleague's) story online or by email.

Current Member Spotlight

Renee Flores, MD

Renee Flores, MD 
Assistant Professor/Associate Program Director—Internal Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

How long have you been a member of AAIM?

I have been a member for about three years.

Describe your typical day.

My day is atypical actually. I am a half time educator, half time administrator, and half time clinician. Typical that those hats are not adding up. I am also half inpatient and half outpatient, so on any given week, my days just do not look the same. I really like that though. Some days I am teaching on an inpatient medicine service, and other days I am teaching at an outpatient clinic with intermixing of residency and fellowship administrative duties. 

What is your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part of my job is teaching. I really enjoy this aspect of my job, as this influences not only personal experiences on the pathway of being a great physician, but also the clinical practice of medicine.

How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?

AAIM membership has really opened my camaraderie with colleagues within my university. I am one of the AAIM Ambassadors and have connected with physicians across the campus by opening up communication with the monthly news updates. It has also given me an opportunity to facilitate different discussions with clinicians across the country on the online forums.

What’s your favorite moment of your career so far?

There are too many favorite moments of my career. I believe most moments center around the time of graduation and knowing I could be part of something so big.

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Past Member Spotlights

  • Parul Sud, MD, FACP Program Director McLaren-Flint How long have you been a member of AAIM? More than ten years. What is your favorite part of your job? Among my varied roles as educator, ...

  • Christopher Smith, MD Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center How long have you been a member of AAIM? Approximately 15 years What is your favorite part ...

  • Kelly McGarry, MD Program Director, General Internal Medicine Residency  Alpert Medical School at Brown University How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of AAIM as long ...

  • Lonika Sood Clinical Education Director, Internal Medicine Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University How long have you been a member of AAIM? Three years. What is your ...

  • Sujatha Pitani MD, FACP Associate Program Director Department of Internal Medicine University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM?   Six years. What is your ...