Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
News for Young Physicians
Submit a nomination for the AMA-YPS Young at Heart Award
To qualify for the award, a nominee must be an AMA member who is not eligible for section membership but whose support and guidance have strengthened the AMA-YPS.
AMPAC education programs help you influence politics
AMA members can make the leap from exam room to campaign trail by participating in one of two hands-on political education programs offered by the AMA Political Action Committee (AMPAC).
Members and their spouses interested in running for office can learn practical campaign skills from political veterans by attending the AMPAC Candidate Workshop, offered Feb. 15–17. The program includes training on campaign strategy and media advertising, as well as hands-on sessions in public speaking and fundraising. Past graduates have been elected to offices across the country, from city commissioner to state board of education to the U.S. House of Representatives. Applications and essays for the Candidate Workshop are due Friday.
Members who wish to become involved in the political process as advocates and volunteers for medicine-friendly candidates can attend the AMPAC Campaign School, held April 17–21. This program is organized around a simulated congressional campaign, where participants are put on campaign "staff" teams and attend daily lectures on campaign strategy, media advertising and political fundraising. Applications and essays for the Campaign School are due Jan. 18.
Both programs take place in Arlington, Va. All expenses, excluding travel, will be covered for accepted applicants. Apply today.
If you're not an AMA member, join today and take advantage of opportunities such as these.
Apply for a health policy research grant
Physicians conducting research on issues that have national policy relevance are encouraged to apply for a grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program. Grants of up to $335,000 each are awarded to support investigators from a variety of disciplines. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 16.