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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 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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AAMC joined two letters responding to the House Education and the Workforce Committee markup of the College Cost Reduction Act (CCRA).

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted Feb. 1 comments to NIST requesting a withdrawal of a proposed framework for federal agencies to exercise “march-in” rights on drug pricing.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Washington Highlights

An AAMC-led coalition sent a letter to congressional leadership urging the highest possible FY 24 funding for HRSA Title VII and VIII programs.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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The AAMC filed a Supreme Court amicus brief supporting the FDA in a case to decide whether a lower court may invalidate the agency’s approval of mifepristone.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC critiqued a proposed interagency guidance framework for march-in under the Bayh-Dole Act and recommended its withdrawal.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

340B Discussion Draft Explanatory Document and Subsequent RFI

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

Sustains 340B Act Discussion

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

340B Letter to Stakeholders 020224

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined other hospital associations in a brief urging the Supreme Court to review a case regarding the formula for calculating DSH payments.

  • Feb. 2, 2024
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC and five other higher education associations submit a joint letter opposing the proposed march-in framework.

  • Feb. 1, 2024
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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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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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