This Section:

Inside OME




Announcing AACOM Advocacy Day Congressional Speakers

September 30, 2021


AACOM Advocacy Day

In just one week AACOM Advocacy Day will bring together individuals from across the nation to advance osteopathic medical education (OME) federal policy priorities. Whether you’re a dean, student, resident, practicing DO, faculty member or another member of the OME community, you’ll be part of a unified voice elevating key issues to Congress. Register now to make a difference during AACOM Advocacy Day.

Congressional Update from Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM

Brad_Wenstrup_iconOn October 6, U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH) will address AACOM Advocacy Day attendees, providing an update on federal policies impacting the OME community. Rep. Wenstrup is a longstanding champion of GME, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the co-chair of the House GOP Doctor’s Caucus.

Announcing Our Congressional Staff Panelists

advocacy day panelists iconsOn October 6, you will also hear from congressional staff members Stephanie Johnson, RDN, LD, Legislative Assistant, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), and Jay Eberle, Legislative Assistant, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), during a bipartisan informational panel discussion covering the latest health policy developments as well as firsthand tips for successful advocacy.

OME Topics You'll Be Elevating to Congress

On October 7, advocates will send messages directly to Members of Congress through the AACOM Action Center urging them to:

  • Remove discriminatory restrictions on DOs at federally funded graduate medical education (GME) programs
  • Increase National Institutes of Health research funding and representation for osteopathic medical schools
  • Strengthen rural GME
  • Authorize health professions students to vaccinate during public health emergencies

Thank you for helping us elevate federal policies and programs important to OME! For questions about AACOM Advocacy Day, please contact aacomgr@aacom.org.