Hope the end of the school year/start of the summer has been treating you all well. Your legislative affairs team has been hard at work trying to establish a relationship with the Government Relations Representatives (GRRs) within the AAMC in order to facilitate more productive, meaningful, and local advocacy. Currently, we have established a set of objectives and outlined some basic projects that we plan to propose to the GRRs and get feedback on.
Additionally, Austin and I have been working on improving engagement within the OSRs, beyond what goes on at the conferences. Thank you to everyone who filled out our survey! We will be discussing the results and coming up with a more effective engagement strategy soon.
Lastly, don't forget to sign up for AAMC Action if you haven't already! This is a great way to advocate for yourself and your patients, especially during the summertime when things on the hill are busy! If you are interested in learning what issues the AAMC is focusing on right, now I would encourage you to read the weekly Washington Highlights.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to give feedback on any of the projects addressed above, or if you would like help with a project or would like to voice your concerns or opinions. I'm always here to help!
OSR National Delegate for Legislative Affairs
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School