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Diversity Testimony and Correspondence
February 1, 2017
The AAMC led more than 50 organizations in a joint letter expressing deep concern that the January 27 executive order restricting the admission of certain foreign nationals and refugees to the United States will disrupt patient care, health education, and medical research. Our organizations are dedicated to promoting a diverse and culturally competent health and biomedical workforce—at home and abroad—that supports improvements in health care, access to providers, breakthroughs in medical research, and equitable health for all patients regardless of their backgrounds.
January 31, 2017
Community sign-on letter organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to President Trump, expressing concern about the White House Executive Order on visas and immigration.
December 8, 2016
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., Dec. 8 sent a letter encouraging President-elect Trump not to repeal the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order until a permanent pathway to a lawful immigration status for DACA participants is approved by Congress.
December 7, 2016
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., Dec. 7 sent a letter to Senators Graham, Flake, and Durbin thanking them for their leadership to ensure medical students and medical residents with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status are able to continue their medical education and training.
November 16, 2016
Academic Medicine’s key legislative priorities.
November 16, 2015
AAMC Nov. 16 joined 145 other organizations on a letter urging House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education to provide the highest possible level of funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration.
November 2, 2015
The AAMC, along with 32 other organizations involved with the education of physicians and other health professionals, filed an amicus curiae brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. In addition to reinforcing that the importance of student diversity in health professional education settings is still critical, given the continuing prevalence of unacceptable health disparities, the brief provides expanded information about how holistic review in admissions is tailored to each school’s mission, yields a highly-engaged student body, and is being used by more and more health professional education schools.
September 30, 2015
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., Sept. 30 applauded Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for introducing the Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act (S.2107), legislation that would offer incentives for primary and specialty care providers to practice in underserved areas and includes a number of provisions addressing the factors that graduating medical students cite as affecting their specialty choice.
March 18, 2015
The AAMC joined 56 members of the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coaliton (HPNEC) on a March 18 letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee leadership requesting $524 million for HRSA's Title VII and Title VIII programs in FY 2016.
November 13, 2014
The AAMC joined 61 members of the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition on a Nov. 12 letter urging House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leadership to fully fund the programs in FY 2015.