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Guest Blog: Saving Grad PLUS for the Health of Underserved Communities

October 12, 2018

By Jesse McIlwaine, OMS-II, MSc, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown

I am a native New Yorker and have remained within the state throughout my schooling. I am fortunate to have many things people often take for granted—blessings I’ve become increasingly aware of during my time volunteering in my underserved community of Middletown, NY. I am urging Congress to #SaveGradPLUS for the sake of my education and the health of my future patients.

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Make Your Voice Heard on Virtual Hill Day

September 21, 2018

By Pamela Murphy, AACOM Senior Vice President of Government Relations

Are you ready for Virtual Hill Day and COM Day on Capitol Hill 2018? Whether online or in person in Washington, D.C., members of the health professions community are convening to inform Congress about the policy issues that affect us. Be sure to read our Hill Day one-pager for all the info you need to make #COMDay18 count.

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Why All Health Professions Students Should Take Action on Virtual Hill Day

September 17, 2018

By Pamela Murphy, AACOM Senior Vice President of Government Relations

ED to MED advocates have been speaking up as part of the #E2MChallenge to raise awareness of the importance of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Grad PLUS Loan Programs, and why Congress must invest in all health professionals as part of the future health care workforce. Learn why you should add your voice.

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Back to School: Campus Ambassadors Spread the Word about ED to MED

September 7, 2018

By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Senior Director of Congressional and Public Relations

With fall approaching and osteopathic medical students returning to campus, our ED to MED Campus Ambassadors have been busy educating their classmates on the issues important to their futures and encouraging them to advocate for change through the ED to MED campaign. Learn about their outreach and get inspired about ways you can engage students on your own campus.

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Summer Reading: AACOM GR Staff Recommend Blog Posts

July 27, 2018

By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Senior Director of Government and Public Relations

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to take a few minutes to relax and catch up on your summer reading. Add the following ED to MED blog posts recommended by AACOM’s Office of Government Relations staff to your reading list.

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8 PSLF Mistakes You Could Be Making

July 20, 2018

By Pamela Murphy, AACOM Senior Vice President of Government Relations

You just graduated and are ready to start the next chapter of your life. You’re moving closer to your dream of giving back to your community through a career in the health professions, thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Make sure you receive the loan forgiveness you deserve by avoiding these eight common mistakes when enrolled in PSLF.

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Guest Blog: Why Every Medical Student Should Advocate to #SaveGradPLUS

July 13, 2018

By Mark Dean, OMS-III, University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, SGA President 2017-2018, COSGP Public Relations Web Representative

All I ever wanted to do was become a doctor. Now, the knowledge that my future and the future of the next generation of doctors may be jeopardized by threats to the Grad PLUS Loan Program drives me to action. To passionately advocate to save Grad PLUS should be the goal of every single medical student in the United States.

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