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From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Good News, Bad News and Uncertainty for Graduate Medical Education 

Dr. Shannon describes how recent activity at the federal level spells a combination of good news, bad news and just plain uncertainty for graduate medical education. Read more

News and Events

Leadership Updates

Two colleges announce new leadership appointments. Read more

Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Register before February 28 to take advantage of early-bird registration rates. Read more

AACOM Board Convenes

AACOM's Board of Deans met for its Fall Retreat and Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Read more

AACOM Hosts Health Policy Fellowship Seminar

Fellows from across the country interacted with prominent health policy makers and experts, including HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN. Read more

DOs Practicing in Low Physician Concentration Counties

Osteopathic medical schools account for 11 of the top 24 schools graduating physicians who practice in counties with the lowest physician-to-population ratio. Read more

DO Students Awarded 40 Percent of Physician NHSC Scholarships

HRSA recently awarded 211 scholarships to students preparing to become physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, or physician assistants. In return, the students have committed to serving underserved populations located in HPSAs. Read more

2011 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) Application Deadline Approaching

Review the NAOME web materials and apply before the February 16, 2011 deadline. NAOME web materials Read more

Submit Your 2012 Osteopathic Health Policy Internship Program Applications

The program enables osteopathic medical students to spend two months in the GR department at the AACOM headquarters. Application deadline is February 28, 2011. Read more

AACOM Now Accepting Applications for 2011 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarships

Eligible applicants must be underrepresented minorities accepted and planning to attend a COM or currently enrolled in their first, second or third year at a COM. Read more

Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) Spotlight

Learn about AACOM's latest OHPI, Vi Song Tring, OMS-IV, and his experiences while interning at AACOM. Read more

2011 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Application Now Open

Apply by February 7 to become one of 40-50 students to attend a leadership symposium in Washington, DC to guide you in a community-based health education project. Read more

Call for 2012 AOA Research Conference Program Chair

AOA's Council of Research is looking for those interested in serving as the Scientific Program Chair or Co-Chairs for the 2012 AOA Research Conference. Read more

In Memoriam: Robert E. Mancini

The osteopathic medical education community has lost acclaimed educator Robert E. Mancini, PhD, DO. Read more

Federal Updates

CMS and ONC Open EHR Incentives Registration for Eligible Providers

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Releases Recommendations Impacting GME

President Obama Signs Temporary SGR Fix

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution through March 4

NHSC Accepting Applications for 2011 Loan Repayment Program

CMS Administrator Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee

CMS Announces Establishment of CMMI

Amended AACOM Congressional Election Update

COM Congressional Representation Chart

Oral Audio and Transcript Available for Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research et al. v. United States (Medical Resident Taxation Case)

Additional Policy and Advocacy information

Grants and Scholarships

Macy Faculty Scholars Program Announced

NIH to Offer New Clinical Research Grants

Upcoming AACOM Council Meetings

Jan. 13 
Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) 

Association of American Medical Colleges 2011 Professional Development Conference for Health Professions Financial Aid Administrators 
San Diego, CA

Jan. 27-30
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Winter Business Meeting 
Cherry Hill, NJ

Register Today!

Join us at the 
Joint AACOM & AODME 
2011 Annual Meeting
April 13-16
Baltimore, MD