Twenty-six teams of osteopathic medical students, deans, and educators from the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine and the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators convened in Washington, DC for AACOM’s 2019 COM Day on Capitol Hill, the Association’s annual advocacy event. During nearly 100 congressional meetings on October 17, attendees shared their stories with legislators and voiced their support for federal policies and programs that are vital to the full continuum of osteopathic medical education (OME). On social media, AACOM’s 4th annual Virtual Hill Day engaged the wider health profeassions education community on issues affecting graduate student debt, loan repayment, and forgiveness. Read more about this year's COM Day on Capitol Hill in the latest issue of the Washington Insider.
AACOM thanks everyone who participated this year for their engaged, passionate advocacy. Advocates’ sustained support will be vital as Congress continues to debate federal policies impacting OME and patient access to care.