AMPAC held the 2013 Campaign School April 17-21 in Arlington, Va. 26 participants included 17 physicians, 2 spouses, 3 medical students and 4 medical society staff. The School is AMPAC’s annual political “boot camp” for physicians and friends of medicine who want to become more effective campaigners for physician-friendly candidates. As usual, the School featured a simulated campaign for public office, with each participant assigned to a team of 4-5 “staffers” who attended lectures each day and then honed their skills through exercises in vote targeting, holding a press conference, recording a radio ad, and giving a surrogate speech.
New exercises this year gave the team members practice at asking for campaign contributions and building a campaign Facebook page and Twitter feed.
The Campaign School was very well received by the 2013 attendees. When asked to rate the School, 92% of the attendees gave it a score of 9 or higher on a scale of 1 to 10.
The dates for the 2014 AMPAC Campaign School and Candidate Workshop have been announced: the Workshop will be held on Feb 14-16, and the School April 2-6. Both programs will be held in Arlington, VA. Apply today!