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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.
Medical Education Testimony and Correspondence
April 12, 2017
Community sign on letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos, organized by the American Council of Education (ACE), expressing concerns with the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool.
April 5, 2017
The AAMC joined an April 5 letter to House and Senate leadership regarding investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Pell Grants in fiscal year 2017.
April 4, 2017
The AAMC joined 575 organizations representing students, educators, advocates, consumers, institutions, and employers on an April 5 letter to Capitol Hill in support of federal student financial aid programs.
April 3, 2017
The AAMC joined a April 3 community letter, organized by the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP), regarding support for graduate student financial aid, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness and GradPLUS. The letter was written in response to a student aid hearing held by the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
March 22, 2017
In a March 22 letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the AAMC and four other higher education associations urged the agency to reconsider a March 3 announcement that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions for “up to 6 months.”
March 8, 2017
AAMC statement, submitted for the record to the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, on FY 18 funding for: the National Institutes of Health; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and health professions funding at the Health Resources and Services Administration, including Title VII, Title VIII, Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education, and the National Health Service Corps.
March 6, 2017
Community sign-on letter organized by the Student Aid Alliance requesting preservation of federal student financial aid programs in fiscal year 2018.
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.