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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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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Dec. 31 released a new round of awardees of resident cap increases under the Affordable Care Act’s closed h

  • Jan. 15, 2015
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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Jan. 15-16 met to finalize recommendations regarding 2015 payments for hospital inpatient and outpatient servi

  • Jan. 15, 2015
Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Jan. 15 sent comments regarding the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) July 2014 report “Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs”.

  • Jan. 15, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted Jan. 16 comments to members of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, who requested feedback on graduate medical education (GME) financ

  • Jan. 15, 2015
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC comments on the National Quality Forum (NQF)'s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Pre-Rulemaking Draft Report

  • Jan. 13, 2015
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dec. 30 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2015 stipend levels for trainees receiving Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Ser

  • Jan. 8, 2015
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jan. 8-9 held a public workshop to discuss the agency’s draft guidance, “Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory

  • Jan. 8, 2015
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its final rule, “Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals; Community Healt

  • Jan. 8, 2015
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Two bipartisan groups of senators Jan. 7 introduced legislation to reform federal student aid that could seriously impact medical education financing. 

  • Jan. 8, 2015

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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