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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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AAMC Endorses Resolution Recognizing the Importance of DEI in Medical Education

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of DEI in medical education.

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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted comments on Oct. 15 to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office request for public input in its study of recent jurisprudence regarding patentabili

  • Oct. 15, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Comments on Enforcement on No Surprises Act

  • Oct. 14, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

Comment Letter in Support of Repeal of MCIT and Change in Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary”

  • Oct. 12, 2021
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Washington Highlights

NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on Oct. 5 that he will step down from his role by the end of 2021.

  • Oct. 8, 2021
National Health Institute Director Francis S. Collins testifies at a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on manufacturing a Coronavirus vaccine on Capitol Hill on July 2, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Washington Highlights

The HHS revised its 2019 rule by readopting regulations from 2000 with modification to ensure access to equitable, affordable services under Title X.

  • Oct. 8, 2021
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC joined a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees in support of a provision to protect military medical billets in the FY 2022 NDAA.

  • Oct. 8, 2021
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Washington Highlights

On Oct. 6, the Dept. of Education announced executive actions to improve PSLF with the intention of easing the approval and application process for borrowers.

  • Oct. 8, 2021
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Washington Highlights

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held an Oct. 5 hearing, “Balancing Open Science and Security in the U.S. Research Enterprise.”

  • Oct. 8, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined an Oct. 5 sign on letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging inclusion of a provision to preserve the military medical workforc

  • Oct. 6, 2021
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Press Release

NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on Oct. 5 that he will step down from his role by the end of 2021.

  • Oct. 5, 2021
National Health Institute Director Francis S. Collins testifies at a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on manufacturing a Coronavirus vaccine on Capitol Hill on July 2, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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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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