As 2019 begins and a new Congress convenes, AACOM introduces its Public Policy Agenda for the 116th Congress, which reflects the federal advocacy priorities AACOM will focus on to ensure that osteopathic medical education (OME) continues to be an active force in the formulation of national health and higher education policies. AACOM’s policy priorities include investing in graduate medical education, supporting the physician workforce, addressing medical student debt, integrating osteopathic medicine into the nation’s federal research infrastructure, and advocating for osteopathic representation on federal committees and advisory boards. To provide membership with more information about our legislative and regulatory priorities, AACOM’s Office of Government Relations will host a webinar next month on the new public policy agenda and other topics relevant to the OME community.
Osteopathic medical schools and students are critical to the U.S. health care and medical education systems. AACOM remains committed to strongly advocating for policy priorities that support and serve the OME community well.