Policy and Advocacy Resources

AACOM Action Center

  • AACOM Advocacy Day
    On October 17 and 18, join with fellow osteopathic leaders, students, faculty, and physicians to advocate for osteopathic medical education (OME) federal priorities. AACOM Advocacy Day registrants will have the opportunity to attend live virtual sessions and urge their Members of Congress to elevate OME priorities by participating in coordinated calls to action. Register today!
  • COM Congressional Representation Chart
    Discover who represents the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine in the 118th Congress.
  • COM Committee Representation
    AACOM has identified COM Representatives and Senators in the 118th Congress who sit on committees of importance to the osteopathic medical education community. These include the House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Education and the Workforce, the Senate Committees on Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and both chambers’ Committees on Appropriations.
  • How Congress Works
    To the average person, the process of getting a bill through Congress may seem highly complex and technical. Actually, the process itself is fairly simple. Read our primer on the legislative process. 
  • AACOM Federal Nominations
  • Federal Funding and Research Opportunities
    View a selected list of timely federal funding opportunities that are relevant to the osteopathic medical education community.
  • Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI) Program
    The OHPI Program allows selected medical student interns to develop knowledge of federal healthcare and higher education policy and how to have a foundational impact on public policy formulation.

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