Engagement and Resources

Published April 01, 2024

By AACOM Government Relations

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Register for Joint AOGME/GR Webinar on VA GME Partnerships: On April 5, 2024, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET, AACOM's Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators and Government Relations team will be hosting a webinar to discuss upcoming opportunities for GME expansion funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Join Dr. Ryan Scilla, director of medical and dental education at the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), as he discusses the role of the OAA and the national scope and impact of VA health professions education. Learn more.

Don’t Miss GR at Educating Leaders 2024: On April 17 – 19, 2024, AACOM is hosting its annual Educating Leaders conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Educating Leaders is the nation’s largest gathering of OME professionals. AACOM’s Government Relations Department is hosting two sessions at the conference, and we invite you to join us to increase your federal policy knowledge about opportunities to expand clinical training sites and ensure DOs have an equitable path to GME.

Applications Now Open for the NHSC Scholarship Program: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program provides scholarships to health professions students pursuing careers in primary care in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. The scholarship covers tuition and eligible fees. Explore the benefits of the NHSC Scholarship Program and join the application virtual Q&A on April 2. Apply by April 25, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET.

Applications Now Open for the NHSC Loan Repayment Programs: Osteopathic physicians who commit to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas may receive loan repayment through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP)Substance Use Disorder Workforce LRP and Rural Community LRP. Each program has varying eligibility requirements and award levels. Learn more and apply by May 9, 2024, at 7:30 PM ET.