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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Executive Vice President Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

Diversity and Health Equity

Health Professions | Medical Schools and Student Aid | Profiles of Success

To increase diversity in medical education and to advance health care equity in the United States, AAMC efforts focus on four general areas:

  • diversifying the applicant pool and encouraging more African Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans to consider medicine as a career;

  • working to reduce health disparities;

  • supporting a more diverse medical school faculty and administration; and

  • conducting research on the impact of diversity.

AAMC’s advocacy efforts support these goals.


News and Updates


AAMC Joins Community CDC REACH Support Letter

October 20, 2017

The AAMC Oct. 16 joined 203 organizations representing health professions, schools, communities, and grantees in a letter urging House and Senate Appropriators to restore funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program.


Congress Mulls Dreamer Legislation

October 6, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee held an Oct. 3 hearing on “Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA].”


AAMC Files Second Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Travel Ban Cases

September 22, 2017

The AAMC, joined by 30 organizations representing a range of health professional education and practice groups, filed a Sept. 18 amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to maintain lower court injunctions against implementation of the March 2017 Executive Order barring entry of individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen


House Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Consider Workforce Reauthorization Bills

September 15, 2017

The House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Health Sept. 14 held a hearing to examine expired workforce programs under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) including the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development, and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) programs.


Health Professions, Higher Education Urge Congress to Pass DACA Legislation

September 15, 2017

The AAMC led more than 70 health professions organizations and joined more than 70 higher education associations in separate letters to Congress urging legislative action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


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