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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.

Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives

Demonstrating the Value of Academic Medicine to a New Congress

A new AAMC initiative highlights academic medicine’s leading role in medical research and discovery, medical education and training, and health care delivery.

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 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 and AACOM sent a joint letter opposing the updated definitions of “third-party servicers,” which would include clinical rotations and preceptors.

  • March 30, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to the PAHPA reauthorization RFI from Senate HELP Committee Chair Sanders, Ranking Member Cassidy, and Senators Casey and Romney.

  • March 29, 2023
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The AAMC announced its support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2023 (H.R. 2389).

  • March 28, 2023
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The AAMC joined other public health and health-based organizations in urging Congress to appropriate $268 million to the CDC to support community violence inter

  • March 24, 2023
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The AAMC joined nearly 90 organizations in urging appropriators to provide increased funding for data modernization at the CDC in FY 2024.

  • March 24, 2023
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The AAMC submitted Outside Witness Testimony to the House Labor-HHE-Education subcommittee highlighting FY24 funding recommendations for the NIH, HRSA, AHRQ, an

  • March 23, 2023
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The AAMC and 100 organizations joined in support of $10.5 billion for HRSA in FY 24.

  • March 23, 2023
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AAMC joined community members in a letter to House Appropriators urging $175 million for CDC's advanced molecular detection program in FY 24.

  • March 23, 2023
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AAMC joins 144 organizations in the CDC Coalition in support of at least $11.581 billion for the CDC in FY 24.

  • March 22, 2023
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The AAMC and 77 other organizations sent a letter to congressional leadership in support of Dreamers and DACA recipients

  • March 21, 2023
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Advocacy Caucus and Coalitions

The CAMC is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress that seeks to promote and recognize the important role that medical schools, teaching hospitals and faculty physicians play to improve the health of people everywhere.

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

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.

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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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