Community Voices

Sharing your perspective on policy issues is a powerful way to advocate on behalf of yourself, patients, and others in the medical community who have been impacted by various federal programs, initiatives, and legislation. It also shows policymakers how critical these programs are to ensuring the health of our patients, communities, and the health care workforce.

The AAMC Action community collects stories year-round to serve as powerful reminders of why it’s important to advocate for Graduate Medical Education (GME), medical research, health equity, and other key issues. View the unique insights from other community members below.

Share with Your Community

Join other AAMC Action community members who help advocate for the academic medicine community and share your connection to the below issues.

Congress MUST continue supporting priorities such as emergency preparedness and health equity. If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us all everything, it's that thorough preventative planning is necessary to make sure that an emergency does not turn into a crisis.
- Mitchel
Financial support is crucial in times like these with funds to support the endeavors of the brightest minds willing to do the toughest work. Ultimately, the outcome benefits us all with a clearer path to understanding all the questions associated with human suffering and human triumph. NIH Funding is a crucial investment in the now as we wait for breakthroughs in medicine, treatment and pharmaceuticals in the future.
- Drusilla
Working at a hospital, I see countless patients with dementia, and I see the effect it has on them and their families. The confusion, the anger, the sadness, all stemming from an illness without a proper treatment. Funding research is absolutely necessary, because without it, the field of medicine cannot advance, and countless people will have to endure diseases and illnesses that we can research ways to prevent.
- Mitchel
I sincerely urge the lawmakers to increase the residency seats for Psychiatry GME program all across United States especially considering the post pandemic mental health challenges people are facing.
- Syed
I'm an M.D. Ph.D. student in an NIH funded Medical Scientist Training Program. I believe our clinically-informed perspective allows us to conduct clinically-relevant research that actually translate to patients. Our training relies on NIH funding. NIH funding is a remarkable investment in improving the health and well-being of the citizens of the U.S.
- Max
I am training to be an oncologist and hope to work in the southeast United States, where there is both a higher incidence of cancer and lower density of practicing physicians. Without PSLF, it will be much more difficult to manage my loan burden. It is important that this funding mechanism be preserved for the good of patients in the United States.
- Mark
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