Graphic for 2020 Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference (MARC).

Spend a weekend in our nation's capital to advocate for the future of medicine:

  • 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.
  • Receive a professional headshot for free.


Register for MARC and reserve your hotel room on the AMA room block by Friday, Jan. 24 at Hilton Washington DC National Mall to have your $50 registration fee waived.

Book a room

Reserve your hotel room at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall. Hotel housing cut off date is Feb. 2, 2020. AMA cannot guarantee room availability after this date.    

Photos from 2019 MARC

Medical students gather in front of Capitol Hill for the all MARC attendee photo before the advocacy day begins.

Med students outside Capirol during the 2019 Medical Student Advocacy & Region Conference (MARC).


Medical students climb the steps of Capitol Hill headed to a visit with their state representative.  

Med students climbing the steps to the Capitol during the 2019 Medical Student Advocacy & Region Conference (MARC)


2020 MARC March 5–7, 2020

Thursday, March 5

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conference registration begins

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Opening and welcome

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congressional addresses

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Education on the issues

Friday, March 6

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Education on effective lobbying techniques

9:00 am - 10:20 am
Capitol Hill preparation

10:20 am - 11:00 am
All attendee medical student picture on Capitol Hill

11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Capitol Hill visits

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Professional headshots

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Advocacy day reception

Saturday, March 7

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast with COLA

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Region breakout meetings

10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Professional headshots

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Education programming

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
MARC closing remarks

Travel Info

480 L’Enfant Plaza SW

Washington, DC 20024