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Virtual Hill Day 2017: A Call to Action

February 22, 2017

By Pamela Murphy, MSW
AACOM Senior Vice President of Government Relations

Nearly a year ago, AACOM launched the ED to MED campaign to give students a unified voice in the national conversation on higher education policies impacting graduate student debt and the nation’s future physician workforce. We’ve brought together students, educators, and other advocates to provide a platform to raise the profile of these issues. And since then, the ED to MED campaign has seen tremendous growth and ongoing engagement; this wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated advocates across the country.

With 2017 in full swing, we are committed to working with the new Administration and Congress on the issues that impact the nation’s future physician workforce, and at the forefront is the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

Congress plans to address a significant number of legislative issues this year, and HEA reauthorization is expected to be among them. Your voice is critical to creating meaningful change in Congress now. Protecting the financial health of the future physician workforce must be a priority!

Together, we can make a difference to protect the future physician workforce, but we need your help. Let’s join together to advance our message in the halls of Congress during AACOM’s Virtual Hill Day by using #COMDAY17 and #futurephysicianworkforce.

On March 8, we will host osteopathic medical school deans, students, and other advocates in Washington, DC to discuss with their legislators’ federal policies critical to the osteopathic medical education community.

No matter where you are, we are calling on you to participate via social media in AACOM’s 2017 Virtual Hill Day. On this day, in particular, Congress will need to hear from you! With the tools we provide, you can help advance ED to MED’s message and share your personal story about the impact of these issues. Get started!

Learn more about the ED to MED campaign.


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