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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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Letter from 7 health professions organizations, including AAMC, urging the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to included provisions related to the mili

  • Sept. 15, 2023
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The AAMC sent a letter on Sept. 15 urging House leadership to remove two provisions of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which stand to negatively impact

  • Sept. 15, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to the CMS on Sept. 11 in response to the CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposals.

  • Sept. 11, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2024 OPPS Proposed Rule related to hospital payment and quality polices

  • Sept. 8, 2023
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The AAMC submitted a sign on letter to DHHS regarding the recommendation of the NIMHD Advisory Committee to not designate people with disabilities as a “health

  • Sept. 6, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments Sept. 5, 2023 to the National Science Foundation on updated common disclosure forms for research applications.

  • Sept. 5, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments Sept.1, 2023 to the Dept. of Health and Human Services on the agency’s draft scientific integrity policy.

  • Sept. 1, 2023
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AAMC responds to the proposed rule to repay hospitals for reimbursement cuts to 340B-acquired drugs

  • Aug. 23, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ proposal to address drug shortages.

  • Aug. 23, 2023
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AAMC responds to the RFI on the use of medical payment products to pay for health care services.

  • Aug. 22, 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 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.

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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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