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  • Press Release

    Statement on Improving Health Through DEI

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    John Buarotti, Sr. Public Relations Specialist

    Leading health care and medical associations from across the country today made a statement in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies in health care as a means to help improve the health of our nation. These organizations include the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

    “We represent organizations and health care professionals in the United States, including physicians of varied specialties and backgrounds, who have dedicated their entire careers to improving patient outcomes. For decades, we have strived to equip physicians with the best tools and evidence so our patients receive the highest quality care possible.

    Our efforts to promote DEI seek to address the long-standing and well-documented inequities in our health care system and its impact on the health of our patients and communities. Excellence in patient care cannot exist until we have a physician workforce capable of caring for our patients and their needs holistically, and until the profession of medicine is accessible to all qualified individuals.

    We stand together in our support of enhancing inclusive excellence and yielding the best outcomes for all our members and the patients they serve.”

    The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to improving the health of people everywhere through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 158 U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; 13 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 academic health systems and teaching hospitals, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools, academic health systems and teaching hospitals, and the millions of individuals across academic medicine, including more than 193,000 full-time faculty members, 96,000 medical students, 153,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Following a 2022 merger, the Alliance of Academic Health Centers and the Alliance of Academic Health Centers International broadened participation in the AAMC by U.S. and international academic health centers.