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Endorsements

Campaign Principles

    1. Invest in federal public service scholarship and loan repayment programs, such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for medical and health professions students and other graduate and professional students, which are integral to addressing graduate debt while expanding access to patient care in high-need areas.
    2. Preserve the continuation of the Grad PLUS Loan Program and reinstate the Federal Perkins Loan Program as these programs are critical to finance graduate education.
    3. Encourage prospective medical and other health professions students to pursue further health professions education by maintaining low interest rates on federal graduate and professional student loans.
    4. Lower interest rate caps for graduate and professional students.
    5. Reinstate the in-school interest subsidy for Federal Stafford Loans for graduate and professional students.
    6. Reduce administrative and financial burdens that regulatory barriers place on medical and other health professions schools and the students they educate.

 


 

AACP supports the ED to MED campaign principles because it acknowledges reducing and limiting barriers faced by pharmacy and other health profession students who are pursuing careers to help people live healthier and better lives.” – Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh, Executive Vice-President & CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

 

Soaring educational debt levels are quickly becoming a national public policy crisis, and in veterinary medicine the problem is especially acute. Solving a problem of this magnitude is going to take time, collaboration, and the sustained and focused effort of many people and organizations: exactly the kind of initiative that has been created through ED to MED. The AAVMC is very pleased to be a part of this campaign and salutes AACOM for their leadership.” -Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, CEO, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

 

AOA is proud to endorse AACOM’s ED to MED campaign. Osteopathic medical students, educators, residents, and physicians are all significantly impacted by graduate student debt and their voices must be heard as Congress makes decisions about these critical financial aid programs.” -Boyd R. Buser, DO, President, American Osteopathic Association

 

Social workers are critical to our nation’s public service infrastructure. Programs like the income-driven repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness help our social work graduates make a difference in the world while mitigating the burden of debt.” -Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, President and CEO, Council on Social Work Education

 

ED to MED is the most powerful platform for advocacy as an osteopathic medical student. ED to MED has allowed the student voice to be heard, impacting not only our education but our future careers. They have made a simple, yet elegant tool that allows us as students to advocate on behalf of our entire osteopathic community with a simple click.” -Jamie Beckman, MS, Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, National Chair

 

Voice is an important pillar of SOMA, so advocating for the betterment of our educational experience is at the core our organization. Student debt is a monumental issue facing our members and is a direct contributor to the ever-growing physician shortage in this country. SOMA wholeheartedly supports the ED to MED campaign, and we are committed to helping achieve its goals in any way we can.” -Katie Cassella, National President, Student Osteopathic Medical Association

 


Endorsing Organizations

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Medical Student Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

  • Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  • Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
  • Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Rural Health Association
  • Omega Beta Iota
  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association

 

The organizations listed endorse the ED to MED campaign principles. These are not endorsements of the campaign as a whole.