Engagement and Resources

Published February 06, 2023

By AACOM Government Relations

Financial Aid GME OME Advocate Osteopathic Research

Reminder: CMS Opens Applications for New GME Slots

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications for the second round of 1,000 new GME slots. CMS will award 200 new GME slots every year for five years. Qualifying hospitals are encouraged to apply by March 31, 2023. View application information and review the AACOM-hosted webinar on the new slots and implementation.

Reminder: Submit Recommendations on NIH Peer Review Process

The NIH has issued a request for information (RFI) on its proposal to revise its peer review framework for research grant applications. AACOM is concerned with the disparity in NIH funding for COMs and worked with Congress to twice pass legislation acknowledging the benefits of osteopathic research and directing the NIH to report back on COM funding. AACOM sees this RFI as an opportunity to continue the push for osteopathic research funding and encourages COMs to submit comments by the March 10, 2023, deadline. Please share your comments or suggestions with AACOM at aacomgr@aacom.org.

Osteopathic Medical Students: Last Chance to Apply for the 2023-24 Osteopathic Health Policy Internship

AACOM is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI) Program, a unique eight-week virtual internship for osteopathic medical students. Each OHPI will gain first-hand experience working virtually at the national level where they will be immersed in health and higher education policy development, analysis and implementation. Interns will actively participate in building support for AACOM’s policy priorities, including the FAIR Act, increasing NIH funding for osteopathic researchers and more. Applications are due Friday, February 17, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET. Learn more.

HRSA Loan Programs for Osteopathic Medical Schools

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers loan programs for public and nonprofit osteopathic schools, including the Health Professions Student Loans, Loans for Disadvantaged Students and Primary Care Loans. The 2023 application cycle is now open. Learn more about each program’s eligibility criteria and application process, and view a technical assistance webinar.