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AACOM Spearheads Bill for DO Residency Fairness

Reintroduced by Representatives Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jared Golden (D-ME), the Fair Access In Residency (FAIR) Act ensures that Medicare-funded residency programs accept DO applications and their licensing exam, the COMLEX-USA.

Stay tuned for updates and ways you can help ensure DO applicants have fair access to residency programs.

FAIR Act Resources

Questions? Please contact aacomgr@aacom.org if you have questions and want to be actively involved in advancing this key priority.

32% of residency program directors never or seldom interview DO students, 56% of residency program directors that interview DOs require the USMLE

AACOM Spearheads Bill to Expand Community-Based Training in Medically Underserved Communities

Introduced by Representatives Carol Miller (R-WV) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), the Community Training, Education, and Access for Medical Students (Community TEAMS) Act creates a new Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant program that funds medical school clinical rotations in rural and underserved areas.

Stay tuned for updates and ways you can help expand training opportunities for medical students and increase access to care for rural and underserved populations.

Community TEAMS Act Resources

Questions? Please contact aacomgr@aacom.org if you have questions and want to be actively involved in advancing this key priority.

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AACOM's Leadership Institute offers two health policy programs: an internship for current DO students and a fellowship for practicing or teaching osteopathic physicians. 


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If you'd like to serve on federal and state commissions, national boards, task forces or committees, or be an OME spokesperson with the media or a mentor to students, then join a network of individuals dedicated to furthering the excellence of OME. 

Your registration does not obligate you to serve in a particular role. AACOM will seek your approval prior to nomination or media outreach. Download our flyer to learn more.

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