n January, AACOM launched its ED to MED campaign, a national grassroots advocacy campaign to bring together students, medical educators, and other advocates to speak up on the issues impacting osteopathic medical students and schools. To build on this mission, AACOM continues to provide opportunities for members of the medical education and broader health professions community to participate in our ED to MED campaign, so that we maximize our collective impact on federal policy priorities.

ED to MED Web Launch

AACOM is excited to announce that we will be launching our full ED to MED campaign website during the upcoming 2016 AACOM Annual Conference, which will be held April 6-9 in Washington, DC. We will be expanding upon the current ED to MED hub with the addition of up-to-date information and news, interactive tools and resources, and more ways to engage with AACOM in promoting and sharing your advocacy efforts.

The new ED to MED platform will also provide easy ways that medical and health professions students can elevate issues that impact graduate student debt and have a unified voice in the halls of Congress.

HEA Town Hall

Also during the 2016 AACOM Annual Conference, AACOM’s Office of Government Relations will host a Higher Education Act (HEA) Town Hall on Thursday, April 7 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Join AACOM as we discuss the HEA reauthorization, how these policy decisions will impact the financial well-being of the future physician workforce, and the ways advocates can engage with the new ED to MED campaign platform to shape HEA negotiations.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Pamela Murphy, MSW, Vice President of Government Relations, AACOM
  • Mary-Lynn Bender, Director of Congressional Affairs, AACOM

The HEA and the Future Health Care Workforce

AACOM, in collaboration with the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), recently hosted a webinar for health professions students on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Together, the health professions education communities can provide a unified voice to Congress about the impact that the HEA reauthorization will have on the future health care workforce. Join ED to MED for more information on our next webinar.

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March 2016
Vol. 10, No. 3