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Medical Education 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 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 18, 2015
The AAMC Sept. 4 sent a comment letter to the Department of Labor regarding the “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Defining and Delimiting the Exemption for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees.”
April 30, 2015
Several members of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) sent an April 30 joint letter to House and Senate Education Committee leadership on the Department of Education’s state authorization regulation and its impact on clinical training across state lines.
April 3, 2015
AAMC April 3 submitted a written statement for the record to the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee regarding funding for federal priorities within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education in FY 2016.
March 24, 2015
An AAMC-led coalition of more than 50 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Stakeholder associations March 24 sent a letter to House and Senate appropriators, recommending a discretionary appropriation of $287.4 million for FY 2016.
May 22, 2014
AAMC statement submitted for the record to the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee regarding funding for NIH, AHRQ, HRSA's Titles VII and VIII, CHGME, and student aid through the Department of Education and HRSA’s National Health Service Corps in FY 2015.