Skip to Content

The AAMC supports Joining Forces. This national initiative mobilizes society to give opportunities and support to our service members and their families.

AAMC Supports Joining Forces

As a part of Joining Forces, more than 100 medical schools around the country have signed a pledge recognizing the sacrifice and commitment of our military service members, veterans, and their families, and have committed to mobilizing their integrated missions in education, research, and clinical care to train our nation's physicians to meet the health care needs of this community.

View the pledge and a list of participating institutions.

Joining Forces Wellness Week

In recognition of Veterans Day, the AAMC—with the White House Joining Forces team and the Center for Deployment Psychology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences—is hosting the fifth annual Joining Forces Wellness Week to heighten awareness about the health needs of the nation’s veterans, service members, and families, and elevate the role that medical schools and teaching hospitals play in serving this community. The week-long initiative will take place November 7-11, 2016, and featured a  webinar series External Link focused on pertinent health issues. Registration External Link is now open. Join the conversation using #JFWW on Twitter.

iCollaborative Collection

In support of the Joining Forces initiative, AAMC’s iCollaborative sponsors resources that are designed to help future physicians in the treatment of our nation's military service members, veterans, and their families. Topics cover various aspects of care, from the physical to the psychological, including but not limited to the challenges faced by multiple deployments, coping with combat injuries, suicide prevention, and grief counseling.  Submit a Joining Forces Resource External Link

About Joining Forces

Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.

For more information about Joining Forces, visit External Link.

Register Now

Participate in the 2016 Joining Forces Wellness Week Webinar Series External Link

Joining Forces Wellness Week Webinar Archives

View the recorded webinars by year and topic

More Information

Joining Forces Wellness Week 2015White House blog

Michelle Obama at VCU to Announce National Initiative (YouTube)

Health Care Provider Awareness of the Military Status of Patients: Asking the Question —October 2013, Analysis in Brief

Join the Conversation

Twitter icon


Twitter icon



For more information about how the AAMC supports the Joining Forces initiative, contact