n July 20, 2016, AACOM Senior Vice President of Government Relations Pamela Murphy, MSW, and Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager Liane Weissenberger, announced the launch of the ED to MED Student Ambassador Program during their address to AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)’s House of Delegates.
ED to MED is a national grassroots advocacy campaign launched by AACOM to bring together medical and other graduate and professional students, medical educators, and other advocates from across the country to raise the profile of graduate student debt issues in the halls of Congress.
The ED to MED Student Ambassador Program will consist of student leaders who will serve as campus liaisons at their schools for the ED to MED campaign.
The ED to MED Student Ambassador Program provides medical students with the opportunity to:
- Create an ED to MED grassroots community on campus.
- Participate in exclusive policy discussions with AACOM representatives in Washington D.C.
- Communicate with fellow ED to MED student ambassadors across the country.
- Educate the public on the issues surrounding medical and other graduate and professional student debt.
- Activate their campus community by providing opportunities to advocate and take action to influence their federal policymakers.
AACOM is seeking student leaders from every osteopathic medical school in the United States. For more information about the program, please email AACOM Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager Liane Weissenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.