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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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U.S. House Members Introduce Resolution Designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week

Reps. Castor and Fitzpatrick introduce congressional resolution designating June 10-14 as Academic Medicine Week.

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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

AAMC joined a group response to a physician payment issue paper focused on value based care.

  • June 27, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC HPNEC FY25 Brochure

  • June 25, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The GME Advocacy Coalition responded to a Senate Finance Committee Working Group proposal on GME.

  • June 24, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

Braidwood Decision

  • June 24, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The CMS announced it will cease accepting applications for Medicare advance and accelerated payments for hospitals and other providers on July 12.

  • June 21, 2024
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Federal agencies announced an extended period for providers affected by the Change Healthcare incident to initiate open negotiation under the No Surprises Act.

  • June 21, 2024
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Washington Highlights

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden released June 17 draft legislation to preserve access to hospital-based maternity care for underserved communities.

  • June 21, 2024
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on June 14 released a framework of recommendations for new policies at the NIH.

  • June 21, 2024
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The AAMC commented on an issue paper intended to address the physician payment program.

  • June 21, 2024
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The AAMC responded on June 21 to a GME proposal from a group of Senate Finance Committee members.

  • June 21, 2024
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

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Advocacy Coalitions

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.

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

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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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