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  • Washington Highlights

    AAMC-Endorsed Resolution Supporting DEI Programs in Medical Schools Introduced


    Andrea Price-Carter, Director, Health Equity Advocacy and Government Relations
    For Media Inquiries

    On April 30, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, introduced H. Res. 1180, which would affirm congressional support for DEI programs and academic freedom at medical education institutions. The resolution, which has been endorsed by 21 medical organizations, was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee. 

    “Medical schools are in the best position to identify how to prepare their students to meet the needs of the physician workforce and must have the autonomy and flexibility to do so,” said David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, in the press releases issued by  Beatty and Castor.