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Spend a weekend in our nation’s capital! Not only will you have a remarkable opportunity to advocate for the future of medicine, but you will also:

  • Participate in interactive sessions about current legislation affecting students and learn how to be a successful advocate.
  • Spend a full afternoon on Capitol Hill to meet with your senators and representatives.
  • Network and socialize with students from across the country to discuss region business, advocacy and leadership opportunities.
  • Take your professional headshot photo.

Issue briefs



Thursday, March 7

3 p.m. Conference registration begins

4:00–4:45 p.m. Opening and welcome: 2019 American Medical Association Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference

4:45–5:25 p.m Congressional address: Senator John Barrasso, MD (R-WY)

5:25–6 p.m. Congressional address: ADM Brett Giroir, MD, assistant secretary for health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

6–6:30 p.m. Congressional address: Representative Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), co-chair of House GOP Doctors Caucus

6:30–7 p.m. Congressional address: Representative Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA)

7–7:10 p.m. Break

7:10–8 p.m. Education on the issues

Friday, March 8

8–8:30 a.m. Effective lobbying techniques

8:30–9 a.m. Everytown for gun safety | The movement to end gun violence

9–9:10 a.m. Break

9:10–10:20 a.m. Capitol Hill preparation

10:20–11 a.m. All attendee medical student picture on Capitol Hill

11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Capitol Hill visits

4–6 p.m. Professional headshots

6–8 p.m. Advocacy day reception

Saturday, March 9

8–9 a.m. Breakfast with COLA

9–10:15 a.m. Region breakout meetings

10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Professional headshots

10:30–11:30 a.m. Intersection of immigration and ethics

10:30–11:30 a.m. Addressing physician and medical student burnout

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Exploring augmented intelligence and future of health care

12:30–1 p.m. Closing remarks: 2019 AMA Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference

Travel Info

The Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

ph: (202) 628-2100