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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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How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country

The AAMC has published a new resource that highlights how AAMC-member teaching hospitals and medical schools are serving patients in rural communities across the nation.

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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

AAMC joined 2,100 national, state, and local organizations on a Feb. 18 Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) United letter urging Congress and the administration to s

  • Feb. 19, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

Reps. Phil Roe, M.D., (R-Tenn.) and Kathy Castor (D-Fl.) circulated a Dear Colleague letter to the House of Representatives this week, inviting them to join in

  • Feb. 13, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submits comments on the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations proposed rule

  • Feb. 6, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC ACO Sign on Letter

  • Feb. 6, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC ACO Sign on letter Collaborative

  • Feb. 6, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submitted a Feb. 2 comment letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding their draft guidance to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs), a

  • Feb. 4, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joined eight other hospital groups in a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Budget Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, House E

  • Feb. 4, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC comments on the Single IRB Draft Policy.

  • Jan. 30, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., Jan. 29 submitted comments on physician immigration in response to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration

  • Jan. 29, 2015
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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

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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