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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.

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How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country

The AAMC has published a new resource that highlights how AAMC-member teaching hospitals and medical schools are serving patients in rural communities across the nation.

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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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Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

  • Nov. 17, 2023
Washington Highlights

The AAMC Center for Health Justice submitted comments to HHS on proposed updates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Nov. 17, 2023
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the final rule for the Pilot Program on Graduate Medical Education and Residency (PPGMER) on November 10

  • Nov. 17, 2023
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On Nov. 14, the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on telehealth access

  • Nov. 17, 2023
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On Nov. 15, the Senate failed to overturn President Biden’s newly established income-driven loan repayment program

  • Nov. 17, 2023
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The CMS announced on November 15, the 200 slots for Round 2 awards for Section 126 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 distributions

  • Nov. 17, 2023
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Washington Highlights

The House postponed consideration of its FY 2024 Labor-HHS spending bill after adopting dozens of amendments imposing cuts and restrictions on HHS agencies.

  • Nov. 17, 2023
A group of multi-ethnic doctors in a hospital room, wearing white lab coats, having a discussion. Two of the female doctors are holding digital tablets.
Washington Highlights

Lawmakers approved a bipartisan continuing resolution that would keep some federal agencies open until Jan. 19 and others until Feb. 2.

  • Nov. 17, 2023
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Press Release

The AAMC released a statement sharing concerns with the impacts of the House FY24 Labor-HHS spending bill on the health of all Americans.

  • Nov. 15, 2023
U.S. Capitol
Testimony & Correspondence

Letter from AAMC, AAU, and APLU opposing an amendment to the House Labor-HHS bill limiting NIH reimbursement for facilities and administrative costs.

  • Nov. 14, 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 GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

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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