Now is a critical moment for osteopathic medical education. Personal stories are valued by Congress, but are rarely received. We cannot let our stories go untold. Congress must understand what it’s like to be an osteopathic medical student who is learning to care for others, an osteopathic medical educator who is training the next generation of DOs, or an osteopathic physician who is working on the frontlines to treat COVID patients.

You are the only one who can tell your story.

Use our storytelling tool below to tell Congress about the importance of federal policies and programs that help you contribute to a healthier community.

Share your perspective with Congress on the importance of:

  • Expanding graduate medical education (GME) and supporting the Teaching Health Center GME Program
  • Protecting the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Preserving the Grad PLUS Loan Program
  • Addressing challenges faced by health care and higher education during COVID-19

Check out the #ElevateOME story library to learn how other advocates are asking Congress to elevate OME.

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