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    AAMC-Supported House Resolution Designates Academic Medicine Week, Honors Efforts


    Erica Froyd, Senior Director, Advocacy and Engagement, Government Relations
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    Reps. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) on June 11 introduced a congressional resolution (H.R. 1289) designating June 10-14, 2024, Academic Medicine Week to honor the contributions of academic medicine to medical research, clinical care, medical education, workforce diversity and community health nationwide. The resolution accompanied other activities throughout the inaugural week of celebrating academic medicine, including a Capitol Hill reception and leaders of AAMC-member institutions meeting with members of Congress and staff [see related story], and convening more than 80 government leads from the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals to discuss key policy issues. 

    In a June 11 press release, AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, thanked Castor and Fitzpatrick “for shining a light on the critical role that the nation’s academic health systems and hospitals and medical schools play in improving the health of our nation.” Castor, who co-chairs the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, acknowledged the significant contributions of academic medicine through the commitment to research, patient care, medical education, and community partnerships, and Fitzpatrick highlighted that AAMC-member institutions are critical to addressing the growing physician shortage and the need for highly trained medical professionals.  

    AMC-supported House Resolution Designates Academic Medicine Week, Honors Efforts