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AMPAC Candidate Workshop

IMPORTANT:  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Candidate Workshop will be conducted virtually this year. Full details below.

Ever wonder how Doctors get elected to Congress or your state legislature? Considering a run for office for yourself? The AMPAC Candidate Workshop will teach you how to run a winning political campaign, just like we taught many of your AMA colleagues over the years.

The Candidate Workshop is designed to help you make the leap from the exam room to the campaign trail and give you the skills and strategic approach you will need to make a run for public office.

The Virtual Candidate Workshop will be conducted over the course of two consecutive weekends: May 1-2 and 8-9, 2021. Each virtual session will start at 11:00am EST and run approximately four hours.

At the Candidate Workshop, Republican and Democratic political veterans give you expert advice about politics and the sacrifices needed to mount a competitive campaign. You will learn: how and when to make the decision to run; the importance of a disciplined campaign plan and message; the secrets of effective fundraising; what kinds of media advertising are right for your campaign; how to handle the inevitable crises that emerge for every campaign; the role of your spouse and your family; and how to become a better public speaker. Get answers to your questions and determine if running for public office is for you.

The Candidate Workshop is open to physician spouses and we encourage those interested in a future in politics to attend.

Note: Registration fee is $250 for AMA Member/$1000 for non-AMA members. This fee is waived for AMA residents and students; however, space is limited and the AMPAC Board will review and select four participants from the pool of qualified resident and student applicants.

Registration for the Virtual Candidate Workshop is now closed.

For more information please contact: Politicaleducation@ama-assn.org