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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


House to Consider Immigration, DACA Legislation

June 15, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced that the House of Representatives would vote the week of June 18 on a broad immigration package and a more conservative proposal from House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).


The National Academies Releases Report on Sexual Harassment in Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

June 15, 2018

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) June 12 released its report on “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.”


CMS Report Shows Racial, Ethnic Quality and Satisfaction Disparities Persist among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

April 13, 2018

In collaboration with the RAND Corporation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) April 11 released the 2018 Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Health Care in Medicare Advantage report.


House Panel Examines HRSA Workforce and Rural Health Programs

April 13, 2018

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies April. 12 held a fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget hearing titled “Investments in our Health Workforce and Rural Communities.”


AAMC Submits Amicus Brief Supporting Injunction Against Travel Ban Proclamation

March 30, 2018

The AAMC March 27, joined by 34 organizations representing a wide range of health care professions and medical specialties, filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to reinstate the nationwide injunction against the Trump Administration Proclamation 9645 that indefinitely bars individuals from entering the United States on the basis of their nationality.


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