On June 13, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance participated in the Association of American Medical College (AAMC) for a Capitol Hill reception, celebrating the awareness campaign, Academic Medicine: What starts here saves lives. At the event, the MVA was able to discuss the importance of implementing a comprehensive view of equity in medical education through our programming and events to Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and AAMC member institutions and academic medicine leaders.
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL.), co-chair of the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, and AAMC President and CEO David Skorton, M.D., provided remarks. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) also visited with AAMC member institutions at the reception.
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance was proud to be surrounded by other academic institutions showcasing their innovative initiatives and programs. Other institutions included The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, ECU Health, Indiana University Health, Cleveland Clinic, University of South Florida Health, and the University of Texas at Tyler.
To learn more about the AAMC Reception and see how innovations in research, medication education, clinical care, and community collaborations "start” in academic medicine, watch this video.
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