Celebrating Those Who Match into Internal Medicine and SOIMA Updates


May 24, 2023

At Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, the passionate faculty within the Internal Medicine department put out an entire smoked brisket spread, complete with all the tasty sides, for the graduating students that matched into Internal Medicine. This tradition is supported by the faculty who are passionate about celebrating and encouraging their future colleagues. From the class of 2023, 27 students matched into Internal Medicine residencies. This is an increase from 20 students, and 17 students from the classes of 2022 and 2021, respectively. We hope this beautiful tradition continues as more and more future internists feel encouraged, supported, and championed as they pass through the halls of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

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Congratulations to all those entering internal medicine!

Breeana Wade, OMS-II, Secretary-Treasurer

SOIMA Updates:

2022/2023 End of Year Wrap Up for Internal Medicine Clubs

Attention to all IM Club officers: As we approach the end of the academic year, we want to hear from you! We would love your input regarding how the year went for you and your Internal Medicine club, how ACOI can better advocate for your needs as a club, and how we can best serve you and your fellow internal medicine club members. Please fill out this brief form. Deadline to complete the form is Friday, June 16, 2023.

Mentorship Program

If you are interested in finding a professional mentor, ACOI can help! ACOI has a mentorship program which can help you find a mentor that suits your professional needs. If you are ready to find your mentor, please fill out an application and send it back to!

ACOI 2023  

We want to invite you to ACOI 2023! Scheduled for October 11-14, 2023, at the Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa, Florida, the Annual Convention will be filled with opportunities to learn, network, and professionally grow as a future internal medicine physician! Registration (both virtual and in-person) is FREE for all students, and ACOI is offering a maximum reimbursement of $1,000 per school to cover travel expenses!  

Student Poster Contest  

ACOI is hosting an original research abstract and case presentation poster contest for students interested in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties! Cash rewards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awardees, and these will be judged at the ACOI 2023! There are no restrictions as to content, and the entry may represent, but is not limited to: original research, a retrospective analysis, a prospective analysis, etc. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2023. Submit by email to  

SOIMA Annual Election Updates

If you are interested in becoming part of the national SOIMA Executive Board, we have some important updates for you. The upcoming annual elections for the SOIMA Executive Board will be in August 2023. Specific dates and details regarding the process of running for positions will be released in future announcements. In addition to the President-Elect and the Secretary-Treasurer positions, we are in the process of adding new seats to the board. Stay tuned for more details.

Stay True to Why You Pursued Medicine.