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Advocacy & Policy

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) works with policymakers and other leaders to advance policy priorities that strengthen the nation’s health and well-being.

Through policies that affect health care delivery, research, education, health equity, and more, the federal government is a key partner in sustaining the vitality of the nation’s academic medicine ecosystem, which is essential to improving the health of all.

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AAMC Virtual Congressional Briefing on Integrated Behavioral Health

The AAMC will hold a virtual congressional briefing, “Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach,” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, from 12-1 p.m. ET.

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AAMC Policy and Priorities

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Research

AAMC-member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment where medical discovery can flourish. This strong commitment is key to innovation that benefits patients.

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Clinical Care

AAMC-member teaching hospitals and faculty physicians cultivate and provide high-quality health care, especially for complex and vulnerable patients -- many of whom are unable to receive care elsewhere.

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Investing in Healthier Communities

Academic medical centers serve at the crossroads of community health, health equity, and population health and are actively working to prevent and address persistent public health challenges.

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Workforce

AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals play a crucial role in preparing future physicians who help create a healthier future for all with innovative graduate medical education.

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Washington Highlights

Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting academic medicine.

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Press Releases Students
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • December 8, 2021
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The AAMC issued the following statement upon release of the final report of the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s UGRC.

  • August 26, 2021
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The AAMC issued this statement in response to the March 15 2021 Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) Delay.

  • March 16, 2021
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The number of first-year students in U.S. medical schools increased by 1.7% in the 2020 academic year, according to data released today by the AAMC.

  • December 16, 2020
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The AAMC and NMA announced a joint effort to convene an Action Collaborative that will address the lack of representation of African American men in medicine.

  • August 3, 2020
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The AAMC issued updated guidelines for medical schools regarding medical student participation in patient care activities during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • April 14, 2020
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The AAMC has issued new guidance for medical student clinical rotations. The guidance recommends that, effective immediately, medical scho

  • March 17, 2020
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Women comprise the majority of enrolled U.S. medical students for the first time, according to 2019 data released today by the AAMC.

  • December 9, 2019
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The AAMC and the UCSF School of Medicine released a publication that explores the state of medical education for students and physicians with disabilities.

  • March 13, 2018

Advocacy Caucus and Coalitions

The CAMC is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress that seeks to promote and recognize the important role that medical schools, teaching hospitals and faculty physicians play to improve the health of people everywhere.

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research supports enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.

The FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

The HPNEC advocates for continued support for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs critical to providing continued services to underserved and minority communities.

AAMC Action

AAMC Action – Let’s Raise Our Voices Together

We are a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine to improve the health of people everywhere.

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