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Guest Blog: From Policies to People: The Importance of Lifelong Advocacy

November 8, 2019

By Harika Kantamneni, DO, PGY-3, OB/GYN, Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio

Advocacy plays a prominent role in my life. I first realized its importance when I started medical school. When I entered residency training, I learned that being a good physician involves advocating for your patients. No matter where you are in your advocacy journey, I encourage you to make it a lifelong commitment.

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How to Become an Outstanding Advocate

November 1, 2019

By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Interim Vice President of Government and Public Relations
If you’re looking to follow in the footsteps of past ED to MED Outstanding Advocate of the Year award recipients, learn some of the ways you can amplify your voice on behalf of the osteopathic medical education community and stand up for students, physicians, and patients alike.

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#COMDAY19: Your Guide to Virtual Hill Day

October 1, 2019

By: Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Interim Vice President of Government & Public Relations

It’s almost time for #COMDAY19! ED to MED needs passionate advocates like you to step up for the future health care workforce.

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A Medical Resident’s Perspective on Why Congress Should Save PSLF

September 27, 2019

By Christine DeCarlo, AACOM Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager

Dr. Kirby is a primary care resident working toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Get her perspective on why PSLF matters to medical students, residents, patients, and communities, and why Congress should continue to support this crucial program.

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Guest Blog: Preserving Your Options for Retiring Your Debt: The Importance of Keeping Federal Loan and Repayment Programs Intact

September 6, 2019

By Paul S. Garrard, Founder and President, PGPresents, LLC, Independent Student Loan Consulting

While it is ultimately your choice whether to borrow federal or private loans for medical school, there are reasons why keeping your student loan portfolio federal is likely the better way to go. Federal programs like Grad PLUS loans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness provide medical students with important benefits that private loans do not. Learn why Congress should continue supporting these two important programs vital to future physicians and patients.

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Preparing for the Year Ahead with These Advocacy Essentials

July 19, 2019

By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Interim Vice President of Government & Public Relations

Though it may feel like summer has just begun, health professions students across the country soon will be or are already heading back to school for another year of learning, studying, and gaining the knowledge required to earn their degrees. Make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming school year with these advocacy essentials.

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Making the Most of Summer: Taking Advocacy to Your District or State

July 8, 2019

By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Interim Vice President of Government and Public Relations

August recess offers a great opportunity to connect with Members of Congress while they are back in their districts and states. Whether you are planning an event that you’d like your legislator to attend or are looking for other ways to engage this summer, read some helpful tips about increasing your impact as an ED to MED advocate.

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A Voice for Advocacy and an Example to Follow: Dr. Stephen C. Shannon

June 28, 2019

By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Interim Vice President of Government and Public Relations

ED to MED was created in 2016 with the support of AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, who has led the Association since January 2006 and is retiring this month. To honor Dr. Shannon’s pivotal role in supporting the ED to MED campaign and its growth over the years, we spoke with him about his commitment to advocacy, interprofessional collaboration, and the power of storytelling to effect positive change.

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Celebrate #NationalSelfieDay with ED to MED

June 21, 2019

By Christine DeCarlo, AACOM Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager

AACOM and ED to MED are celebrating #NationalSelfieDay by encouraging our advocates, health professions students, and the rest of the OME community to join in on the fun by snapping a selfie and sharing it on social media with a caption about what issues are important to them.

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