aamc.org does not support this web browser.

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.

Adult man getting a COVID-19 vaccine at his rural house

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.

Learn More

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.

Explore Research Priorities

doctor in a coat

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.

Explore Clinical Care Priorities

Doctor talking to mother and son at community outreach program

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.

Explore Healthier Communities

two doctors


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.

Explore Workforce Priorities

Capitol building, Washington, DC

Washington Highlights

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

Subscribe to receive weekly Hill and regulatory updates to your inbox.


Find Advocacy & Policy Content

  • Recent
  • Relevance

Filter Results

Custom Date Range
Date format: MM/DD/YYYY
781 - 790 of 3895 results No filters applied
Washington Highlights

The Senate HELP Committee held a nomination hearing for Robert Califf, MD, to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Dec. 17, 2021
Dr. Robert Califf
Washington Highlights

The AAMC filed an amicus brief in federal court to stop implementation of the process to settle payment disputes between providers and insurers.

  • Dec. 17, 2021
Washington Highlights

he Senate passed the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, including an AAMC-supported workforce provision, sending it to the president’s desk.

  • Dec. 17, 2021
man in wheelchair
Washington Highlights

The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director met on Dec. 9 and 10 to discuss COVID-19, the NIH’s initiative to address structural racism, and other key items.

  • Dec. 17, 2021
A physician in a lab
Press Release

On December 15, the AAMC reiterated the importance of maintaining COVID-19 vaccination mandates for health care personnel in hospital and patient care settings.

  • Dec. 15, 2021
A diverse doctor and patient talk in an exam room
Testimony & Correspondence

No Surprises Act Amicus Brief

  • Dec. 15, 2021
  • PDF
Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC sent a Dec. 13 letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in support of the nomination of Robert Califf, MD, to be the next c

  • Dec. 13, 2021
  • PDF
Washington Highlights

MedPAC met on Dec. 9-10 to discuss the adequacy of Medicare hospital inpatient and outpatient payment rates and related recommendations.

  • Dec. 10, 2021
patient and doctor
Washington Highlights

The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee held a hearing on the future of biomedical research featuring witnesses from academic medicine.

  • Dec. 10, 2021
A scientist experimented in the laboratory
Washington Highlights

The House passed the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including an AAMC-supported workforce provision.

  • Dec. 10, 2021
man in wheelchair

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.

Questions for the Office of Government Relations?

Email Us
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.

Join Us