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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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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.

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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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC responds to NIH on re-envisioning the U.S. postdoctoral research training and career progression in biomedical research.

  • April 5, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to ensure coverage of and access to preventive services inclusive of women’s preventive services.

  • April 3, 2023
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AAMC submits comments to the DEA in opposition of the proposed in-person visit requirement for the initiation of buprenorphine via telemedicine

  • March 31, 2023
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On Mar. 31 the AAMC submitted comments to the DEA in response to the proposed rule on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine

  • March 31, 2023
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The AAMC submitted comments to FDA on reducing the risk of HIV transmission through evaluation of blood donor eligibility.

  • March 31, 2023
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The AAMC joined nearly 500 organizations in a letter to appropriators urging an increased 302(b) allocation for the Labor-HHS appropriations subcommittee in FY2

  • March 31, 2023
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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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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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