AMPAC Holds 2014 Campaign School
On April 2-6, AMPAC held the 2014 edition of the Campaign School in Arlington, Va.Â 31 attendees (the largest group in several years) included 20 physicians, 5 students, 4 spouses/family members, and 2 Federation staff.Â The participants hailed from 22 states (AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, KY, MD, MA, MI, MS, NH, NJ, OK, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI).
The School is AMPACâ€™s annual political â€śboot campâ€ť for physicians and friends of medicine who want to become more effective campaigners for physician-friendly candidates.Â The curriculum is centered on a simulated campaign for public office featuring a Republican and Democratic candidate.Â Each participant is assigned to a team of 4-5 â€śstaffersâ€ť who attend lectures each day and hone their skills through exercises in vote targeting, recording a radio ad, asking for campaign contributions and giving a surrogate speech. A new element of the curriculum this year was a Workbook sent weeks in advance of the School that allowed participants to acquire grounding in fundamental concepts of strategy, targeting and message.Â The Workbook seems to have achieved its goal, as many of the radio ads recorded by the teams were exceptionally strong.
While the final report and evaluations are still in process, initial feedback from attendees has been extremely positive. The dates for the 2015 AMPAC Campaign School and Candidate Workshop are still being finalized.Â For AMA members and spouses, AMPAC covers rooms, meals, materials and faculty, an outstanding value for an AMA membership.Â If you would like to be notified when the 2015 dates are set, please contact Jim Wilson, Manager of Political Education Programs, at email@example.com.
AMPAC Co-Hosts Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminar with MSSNY
On April 10, 35 physicians attended the latest Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminar, co-hosted by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and AMPAC. The Seminar was held in advance of MSSNYâ€™s Annual Meeting in Tarrytown, NY. more
AMPAC Co-Hosts Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminar with OSMA
On April 4, 2014, over 80 physicians and friends of medicine attended a Regional Grassroots and Campaign Seminar in Columbus, Ohio, co-hosted by AMPAC and the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA). The Seminar was held in advance of OSMAâ€™s annual meeting and was part of OSMAâ€™s 12th Annual Education Symposium. more
NCMSPAC, AMPAC Co-Host Regional Seminar
On March 22, 40 physicians and friends of medicine attended the latest Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminar, co-hosted by AMPAC and North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS). The Seminar was held as NCMS seeks to engage its members and North Carolina legislators on proposed reforms to Medicaid the will enhance physician input into new models for car delivery for the Tarheel Stateâ€™s Medicaid population. more
KPAC, AMPAC Host 2nd 2014 Regional Seminar