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

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

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Testimony & Correspondence

Nealy 80 groups signed a letter of support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2023.

  • May 8, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare on a proposed update to Guidance on Prompt Reporting of Noncompliance.

  • May 5, 2023
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The AAMC and other hospital associations filed an amicus brief supporting the federal government’s motion for a partial stay to protect access to preventive ser

  • May 4, 2023
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The AAMC commented on a legislative package designed to reduce health care spending through additional transparency and accountability measures.

  • May 3, 2023
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The AAMC endorsed the “Supporting Safety Net Hospitals Act,” which would address pending cuts to the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital program.

  • May 1, 2023
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The AAMC endorses the HRSA Title VII Medical Student Education Authorization Act

  • April 28, 2023
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AAMC sends letter to CMS urging Medicare to allow virtual supervision of residents in all geographic regions post-PHE.

  • April 26, 2023
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The AAMC submitted a letter in support of the “PROTECT 340B Act of 2023, which would protect 340B hospitals from discriminatory payment practices.

  • April 26, 2023
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AAMC joined 20+ health organizations opposing Florida’s ban on Medicaid-funded gender-affirming care, focusing on harm to adolescents with gender dysphoria

  • April 25, 2023
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AAMC joined 20+ health organizations supporting a legal challenge to a Florida ban on providing gender-affirming care to patients under 18.

  • April 24, 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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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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