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Advocacy & Policy

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) works with policymakers and other leaders to advance policy priorities that strengthen the nation’s health and well-being.

Through policies that affect health care delivery, research, education, health equity, and more, the federal government is a key partner in sustaining the vitality of the nation’s academic medicine ecosystem, which is essential to improving the health of all. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

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AAMC Encouraged by SCOTUS Decision on Mifepristone Access

The AAMC issued a statement regarding the SCOTUS decision on a case about mifepristone access.

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AAMC Policy and Priorities



AAMC-member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment where medical discovery can flourish. This strong commitment is key to innovation that benefits patients.

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Clinical Care

AAMC-member teaching hospitals and faculty physicians cultivate and provide high-quality health care, especially for complex and vulnerable patients -- many of whom are unable to receive care elsewhere.

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Investing in Healthier Communities

Academic medical centers serve at the crossroads of community health, health equity, and population health and are actively working to prevent and address persistent public health challenges.

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AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals play a crucial role in preparing future physicians who help create a healthier future for all with innovative graduate medical education.

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Washington Highlights

Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting academic medicine.

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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to CMS on the FY 2025 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.

  • June 10, 2024
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AAMC joins 22 organizations in a letter led by ACE to oppose Workforce Pell and DETERRENT Amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • June 7, 2024
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The AAMC submitted comments on the Senate Finance Committee’s discussion draft legislation to address drug shortages.

  • June 4, 2024
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AAMC submits comments to FTC, DOJ, and HHS on Request for Information regarding impact on health care of consolidation in health care markets.

  • June 3, 2024
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AAMC joins over 433 organizations requesting robust funding for CDC, NIH, and NIJ research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.

  • June 3, 2024
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The AAMC responds through comments for three RFIs regarding IPF facility level adjustments including the MedPAC developed MSNI.

  • May 24, 2024
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The AAMC joined a letter to HHS urging the agency to better clarify UHG’s data breach reporting requirements following the Change cyberattack.

  • May 20, 2024
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The AAMC submitted comments to the CMS in response to a request for information focused data in Medicare Advantage plans.

  • May 17, 2024
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AAMC applauds Department of Education proposed rule that would support medical student borrowers engaged in Federal student loan repayment.

  • May 17, 2024
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The AAMC Center for Health Justice submitted comments to OMB on efforts to develop a government-wide framework for public participation and community engagement

  • May 17, 2024
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

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Advocacy Coalitions

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research supports enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.

The GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

The HPNEC advocates for continued support for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs critical to providing continued services to underserved and minority communities.

FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

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AAMC Action – Let’s Raise Our Voices Together

We are a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine to improve the health of people everywhere.

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