Physicians in Congress
2012 was again a landmark election in terms of physician candidates, with 50 physicians running as challengers or in open seats for federal office at one point during the cycle. The 113th Congress will welcome two new physicians to the House of Representatives.
Twenty physicians are currently serving in the 113th Congress which include three senators, 16 representatives and one delegate. Seven of these members of Congress are graduates of AMPAC’s Candidate Workshop and/or Campaign School.
If you have ever thought of running for office, or working on a campaign, now’s the time to get involved. AMPAC’s Candidate Workshop, designed for those physicians, spouses and medical society staff who are interested in running for office will be held again in February 2013 in the Washington, D.C. area. For those individuals looking to volunteer on campaigns, the Campaign School will be held in April 2013.
News & Tweets
KPAC, AMPAC Host 2nd 2014 Regional Seminar
OMPAC, AMPAC Co-host Regional Campaign & Grassroots Seminar
40 physicians and friends of medicine gathered at the headquarters of the Oregon Medical Association (OMA) on January 24th for “Learn to be Your Best Advocate,” the first of at least 6 Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminars to be co-hosted by AMPAC and state medical societies in 2014. The 6 hour training featured practical tips for improving physicians’ legislative and political effectiveness in both Salem and Washington, DC. more
AMPAC Co-Hosts Campaign Seminar with CMS
On October 12th, 50 physicians and medical students attended a Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminar in Denver, CO co-hosted by the Colorado Medical Society (CMS) and AMPAC. more
Another Successful AMPAC Federation Meeting