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


Serving Those Who Serve America Joining Forces: Results of an AAMC Survey

Serving Those Who Serve America: Joining Forces: Results of an AAMC Survey

This report details the results of a survey taken by the 110 U.S. M.D.-granting medical schools participating in Joining Forces, a White House initiative to improve the lives of military service members, veterans, 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 mobilize their integrated missions in education, research, and clinical care to train our nation's physicians to meet the health care needs of the military and their families.

View the pledge and a list of participating institutions.

Joining Forces Wellness Week

In recognition of Veterans Day, the AAMC hosted the second 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 took place from November 11-15, 2013, and featured a webinar series  focused on military health issues. View the recorded webinars by topic. Join the conversation using #JFWW on Twitter.

iCollaborative Call for Submissions

In support of the Joining Forces initiative, AAMC’s iCollaborative is collecting resources that are designed to help future physicians in the treatment of our nation's military service members, veterans, and their families. Topics cover any aspect 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 www.joiningforces.gov External Link.