Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Congratulate President-elect Trump

Pledge to Work to Improve Health of the Nation

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement on the 2016 presidential election:

“The AAMC congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump on his victory in yesterday’s election.

The AAMC and its member institutions are committed to working with the Trump administration and the new Congress to address the challenges and opportunities in our health care system, and to ensure all patients receive the high quality care they need when they need it.

Academic medicine is central to the future of health care in this country. As the only place where medical education, patient care, and medical research come together, medical schools and teaching hospitals are uniquely positioned to help shape policies that will improve the health of all Americans. Toward that end, we are providing, Policy Priorities to Improve the Nation’s Health, to the new administration.

We look forward to the work ahead.”

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 154 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.