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Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Female Advocates Who Inspire Us

March 6, 2020

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

Women’s History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge the women who inspire the ED to MED community to become the best advocates they can be! Learn about the female advocates, leaders, and role models our advocates look up to and admire.

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Get a Jump on Your Advocacy Efforts this Leap Day

February 28, 2020

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

With an extra day in 2020, students are getting a jump on their advocacy efforts, and you can too! Make a difference for health professions students, professionals, and patients today.

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Guest Post: A Love for Medicine. A Love for Advocacy.

February 21, 2020

By Maria D. Jones, OMS-III, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

While Valentine’s Day has come and gone, its ambiance lingers all month inspiring people to focus on their loved ones and show them appreciation. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’m focusing on one of my more recent passions: my love of advocacy.

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TAKE ACTION: Help Us #SaveGradPLUS and #SavePSLF

February 14, 2020

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

Calling all ED to MED advocates: share your story about why federal financial aid and loan forgiveness must be preserved to ensure patient health and equitable access to higher education. Join in this collective effort to #SavePSLF and #SaveGradPLUS today!

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Rewarding Tips for Award-Winning Advocates

February 7, 2020

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

ED to MED’s Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award is presented to an advocate who has gone above and beyond to fight for the future health care workforce and patients around the country. In addition to raising their voice, this stand out advocate has made advocacy a priority in their lives, led by example, and encouraged others to get involved. Get inspired to advocate this awards season!

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Prioritizing Graduate Student Debt Issues in the 116th Congress

January 24, 2020

By Judith Mun, AACOM Director of Government Relations

ED to MED gives health professions students a platform to raise the profile of graduate student debt issues in the halls of Congress. As the 2020 elections draw nearer, ED to MED is calling on its advocates to remain committed to the effort to save the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Grad PLUS Loan Programs.

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The Power of the Student Voice and Recharging through Advocacy: A Video Interview

January 10, 2020

By Christine DeCarlo, AACOM Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager

Wessley Square, MS, OMS-IV at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and AACOM’s current Osteopathic Health Policy Intern, is involved in numerous advocacy organizations and aspires to continue advocating throughout his career. Learn what initially attracted Wessley to advocacy and medicine and how students today can help shape the policies of tomorrow by watching his video interview with ED to MED.

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Guest Post: How a Visit to Washington Launched a Lifetime of Advocacy

December 20, 2019

By Annie Phung, OMS-III, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia, National Legislative Affairs Representative, Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents

It wasn’t until I attended my first advocacy day in Washington, DC that I became interested in health policy and understood the importance of getting involved. Since then, ED to MED educated me on key federal policies, gave me a platform to reach out to legislators, and allowed me to realize how important these issues are to other students. Join me in committing to advocacy throughout your professional career!

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