Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
News for Young Physicians
Deadline extended to Feb. 1 for AMA-YPS Young at Heart Award
The AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) is continuing to accept nominations for the 2013 AMA-YPS Young at Heart Award, which will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in June.
Nominees must be AMA members who are not eligible for section membership but whose support and guidance have strengthened the Young Physicians Section. Submit a nomination form today. Nominations are due Feb. 1 and must come from an AMA-YPS Assembly member. Email the AMA-YPS for more information.
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.
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.
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.