We are a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine to improve the health of all.

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Tell Congress:
Fund lifesaving
medical research

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven once again how important it is that our leaders invest in medical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Email your lawmakers and tell them to support funding increases for the NIH. Send your message

Whether we’re ensuring the nation has enough doctors, fighting for greater support for medical research, or striving to build a more diverse, culturally-competent medical workforce — the AAMC Action community is on call to protect the future of patient care and advocate for legislative priorities vital to the academic medicine community.

Fight the COVID-19 pandemic

The physicians, scientists, faculty, learners, and other health professionals of the academic medicine community are defining the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are caring for COVID-19 patients now and will in the future, and our researchers are advancing medical knowledge by developing new treatments, diagnostics, and vaccines.

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“COVID-19 has opened my eyes, and hopefully others’ as well, to the enormous amount of work that still needs to be put in to truly make a difference in the world we live in. I look forward, now more than ever, to doing my part in making that difference.”

— Callyn S.

Prevent an impending doctor shortage

Research projects that there could be a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care, by 2033 — severely impacting our nation’s health care infrastructure and the accessibility of patient care..

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“My experience advocating for NIH funding and other issues of importance to the biomedical community has taught me the weight of the physician's voice in our national discourse. The AAMC Action program provides a forum to amplify those voices.”

- Carolyn Meltzer, MD, Chair of Radiology and Executive Associate Dean of Faculty, Leadership and Inclusion, Emory University School of Medicine

Protect and expand medical research

Reliable, sustained growth in medical research funding gives hope to families and patients facing devastating diagnoses and leads to the advances and cures that save lives.

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“…I am eager to be an advocate and positively influence those patients in greater need of a voice.”

- Claudia S. (Student)

Sustain teaching hospitals and the services they provide

Teaching hospitals are essential national resources — they treat the most vulnerable and complex patients, provide specialized services typically unavailable elsewhere, and train the next generation of doctors.

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Together, the AAMC Action community has…


taken 122,000


sent 41,000 letters and tweets to Congress


added 58,000
petition signatures

Make it easier for doctors to go into public service

Public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) provides incentives for current and future doctors and medical professionals to help rural and underserved communities nationwide.

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