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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


Workforce Diversity Briefing Highlights Proposed Budget Cuts

March 17, 2017

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) March 16 hosted a congressional briefing titled Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce.



President Trump Signs Executive Order on HBCUs

March 3, 2017

President Donald Trump Feb. 28 signed an executive order titled White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


AAMC Hosts First Workshop on Systems Approach to Community Health with Federal Agencies

February 24, 2017

The AAMC Feb. 23 launched its three year initiative aimed at Building a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity for Academic Medical Centers.


Academic Medicine Responds to Immigration Executive Order

February 3, 2017

President Trump Jan. 27 signed an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. The executive order suspends for 90 days (i.e., until April 27, 2017) the “immigrant and nonimmigrant entry” of aliens “from” Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, or those who have traveled to such countries on or after March 1, 2011.


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