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  • Washington Highlights

    EDUCATE Act Introduced by Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D.


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

    Rep. Greg Murphy, MD, (R-N.C.) and 35 Republican original cosponsors introduced the Embracing Anti-Discrimination, Unbiased Curriculum, and Advancing Truth in Education (EDUCATE) Act (H.R. 7725) on March 19. The bill would prohibit medical schools from receiving federal funding if they adopt policies and requirements relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).   

    The EDUCATE Act would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 (P.L. 89-329) to prohibit graduate medical schools from receiving federal financial assistance, including participating in federal student loan programs, if schools adopt certain policies and requirements relating to DEI. Additionally, the bill would require accreditation agencies and associations to demonstrate to the secretary of the Department of Education that the agency or association does not require an institution or program to adopt any of the policies as a condition of receiving accreditation. 

    The AAMC opposes the EDUCATE Act and continues to engage in activities and strategies that will help with that effort.