On June 13, the AAMC hosted a Capitol Hill reception, celebrating the sustained awareness campaign, Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives. At the event, attendees, including Members of Congress and Congressional staff, engaged with AAMC member institutions and academic medicine leaders to learn about “what starts” in their medical schools and teaching hospitals and how innovations at AAMC member institutions are improving the health of patients in communities, districts, and states across the country.
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, and AAMC President and CEO David Skorton, M.D., provided remarks. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) also visited with AAMC member institutions at the reception.
Several institutions showcased their initiatives and programs in booths, including The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, ECU Health, Indiana University Health, Cleveland Clinic, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, University of South Florida Health, and the University of Texas at Tyler.
To learn more about the reception, see this video. Search for #startsinacademicmedicine on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to see featured posts from AAMC member institutions on innovations in research, medication education, clinical care, and community collaborations that "start” in academic medicine.