Young physicians from across the country virtually addressed priority issues and worked on shaping American Medical Association policy during the 2023 AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Interim Assembly meeting.
The YPS submitted four resolutions to the House of Delegates. These included:
- Resolution 208: Non-Physician Practitioners Oversight and Training
- Resolution 605: Ranked Choice Voting
- Resolution 807: Any Willing Provider
- Resolution 808: Prosthodontic Coverage after Oncologic Reconstruction
In addition, the YPS hosted an education program titled Medicine in Motion: How Physicians Can Get Involved Politically. Panelists included:
- Brooke Buckley, MD, MBA, chair of the American Medical Political Action Committee
- Joy Mayer, AMA manager for political education and legislative grassroots
- Dan Morhaim, MD, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates
- John O’Bannon, MD, former member of the House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia
During this informative session, the speakers described how physicians can create a plan of action for running for office, including identifying donors, branding and coalition building within political parties. They also explained the importance of having physicians actively engaged in policymaking on the local, state and federal levels.
Lastly, the YPS elected Hans Arora, MD, PhD, a pediatric urologist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as its member at-large.
For additional information on the YPS Interim Meeting, visit the section's agenda and resources page.