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  • Washington Highlights

    AAMC Joins Health Professions Statement on Academic Freedom and DEI

    Matthew Shick, Sr. Director, Gov't Relations & Regulatory Affairs
    Danielle Turnipseed, Chief Public Policy Officer
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    The AAMC joined members of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) in an April 14 statement on ensuring academic freedom and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health professions education. The statement noted the importance of “academic freedom as a critical element of successful higher education” and how “creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic health community is essential to patient care and a core competency of health professions education.” 

    The AAMC has previously joined statements in support of academic freedom by the higher education community led by the American Council on Education (ACE) [refer to Washington Highlights, March 11, 2022].  ACE and PEN America also recently collaborated on a resource guide for campus leaders, titled Making the Case for Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy in a Challenging Political Environment