Reviving basic human caring
in medical practice

What we stand for

“The Beloved Community”
a world without poverty, racism or war
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -

What we do

Altruism in Medicine Institute's (AIMI) mission is to increase compassion and resilience among health care professionals and their patients. We deliver lectures and workshops; write curriculum; publish books; and collaborate on metrics to measure outcomes.  Over the past years our compassion trainings have impacted a growing number of health care professionals.


Resilience programs for medical professionals, including a resilience program for 18,000 UPMC nurses, currently underway. Others include Medical Grand Rounds, White Coat Ceremony keynote addresses, and workshops on a global scale.

CME Courses

We are developing curricula for CME (Continuing Medical Education) courses for doctors in the form of an app at UPMC (Pittsburgh). As part of our AIMIcare app, the CME courses will be available starting in the fall of 2022.


AIMI is involved in global research programs that, based on the plasticity of the brain, show the physical and emotional impact of compassion and meditation.


We publish articles, books, and interactive series on altruism, compassion and resilience, especially targeting health care professionals.


>> We are almost ready to officially launch AIMIcare (including CME courses), a burnout prevention app for healthcare professionals. To test our app, click here! <<
>> Proclamation by the Mayor of Pittsburgh on the setting up of the AIMI HQ in Pittsburgh, PA <<
>> Excellent Research on The Plasticity of Well-Being <<
>> Must-Listen Freakanomics Podcast Episode
How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? <<
>> Dr. Barry Kerzin featured on Dr. Rob Orman's STIMULUS PODCAST <<
>> Dr. Barry Kerzin invited to speak at the GLOBAL ANTI-HATE CONFERENCE & LEGACY PROJECT in June 2021 <<
>> AIMI started training 18,000 UPMC Nurses
in Compassion, Mindfulness, and Resilience.
>> AIMI became a CME Provider. <<



Compassion programs in health care completed


Health care professionals & leaders trained


Medical students


Healing outcomes positively touched


Aware of the taxing daily demands the medical profession has on a physical as well as mental and emotional level, AIMI is presenting tools and resources in the form of articles, podcasts, interactive video series and more, to counterbalance negativity and stress.

Moving Beyond
Fear & Anxiety

Fear & Anxiety freezes us and stunts our growth. The resources provided help you in your endeavour to reduce and eliminate your fear dragons. First you learn to recognize your fears and anxieties, then you embrace them, and finally let go of them completely.
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Burnout & Depression

Burnout and Depression are often inseparable pairs. We burn the candle at both ends, often overlook first signs. Whether we are suffering from depression and burnout already, or are feeling tired and blue, these resources are for you. Please enjoy!
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Becoming Resilient,
Relaxed & Happy

Due to the taxing daily demands of the profession, health care professionals often tend to be exhausted and tense. Learning to be resilient does not only mean having more energy, but also means to be more balanced by being relaxed and happy.
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Moving Beyond Anger

Anger affects our life in many negative ways, like a red thread of negativity. The resources provided here help you to reduce and eliminate anger. Less anger, more happiness.
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Health . Society .

This section features resources related to public health, health equity, human rights, as well as poverty and homelessness.
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Fearless Dying

Death and dying are inevitable, and play a role in all our lives. Learning to understand the process of dying, one is able to reduce and eliminate the fear of death, seeing it in a new light.
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