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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. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

AAMC Hosts Day of Action in Washington, DC

Medical schools and teaching hospitals met with policymakers to demonstrate how the innovations that start in academic medicine save countless lives.

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AAMC Policy and Priorities



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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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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Testimony & Correspondence

Letter from 7 health professions organizations, including AAMC, urging the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to included provisions related to the mili

  • Sept. 15, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC sent a letter on Sept. 15 urging House leadership to remove two provisions of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which stand to negatively impact

  • Sept. 15, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to the CMS on Sept. 11 in response to the CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposals.

  • Sept. 11, 2023
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Washington Highlights

Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

  • Sept. 8, 2023
Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Aug. 16 on the use of novel alternative methods (NAM) in biomedical research.

  • Sept. 8, 2023
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Washington Highlights

Earlier this year, the CMS announced FTE overlap audits for a five-year period beginning in FY 2023.

  • Sept. 8, 2023
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Washington Highlights

MedPAC met Sept. 7 and 8 to discuss financial impacts on Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and the Acute Care Hospital at Home.

  • Sept. 8, 2023
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted comments to the CMS on the CY 2024 OPPS Proposed Rule related to hospital payment and quality policies.

  • Sept. 8, 2023
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2024 OPPS Proposed Rule related to hospital payment and quality polices

  • Sept. 8, 2023
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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.

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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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