By Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Director of Congressional and Public Affairs
This April marks ED to MED’s 2nd anniversary! To celebrate, we will host our annual Town Hall during the AACOM Annual Conference, Educating Leaders 2018. The event will highlight ED to MED’s national partners, our collaborative advocacy work around the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), and the impact of graduate student loan debt on the future health care workforce.
Learn more about the Town Hall:
Who: Advocacy experts in health professions education
- Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, President and CEO, AACOM
- Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW, President and CEO, Council on Social Work Education
- Jennifer Smulson, Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, American Psychological Association
- Shawn Hamm, MPH, OMS-IV, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, ED to MED Campus Ambassador
What: A conversation about the value of the health professions community’s collective advocacy efforts on HEA reauthorization
Where: In person at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, or virtually via Twitter or Facebook
When: April 19, 2018, 5:15 – 6:15 PM ET
Why: To engage with students, educators, and other stakeholders looking to better advocate for the future health care workforce
We are looking forward to communicating with you during our upcoming Town Hall! Thank you for your strong advocacy and helping to make ED to MED’s second year successful. As the HEA reauthorization process continues, we need as many voices as possible to speak in support of crucial federal financial aid programs and the future health care workforce. Encourage others to join ED to MED and act today!