AMPAC Campaign School

Recognized as one of the top programs in the country, this comprehensive program will mold you into a winning political strategist and help you elect friends of medicine. The Campaign School is renowned for its use of a simulated campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, complete with demographics, voting statistics and candidate biographies.

Participants are broken into campaign “staff” teams and apply what they learn in real life exercises in strategy, vote targeting, social media, paid advertising and public speaking. Insider tactics are taught by experts from both sides of the political spectrum. These professionals are the experts currently advising campaigns at every level around the country.

Attendees include physicians, spouses of physicians, residents and medical students interested in becoming more involved in politics. Participants range from those attracted to grassroots efforts to those considering becoming a candidate for public office. No matter where you are in the process, you will develop a new understanding of how campaigns are run. As a graduate of the AMPAC program, candidates will rely on you to give them advice on strategy, message, and campaign plans.

Please note the following:

  • Faculty, materials, and all meals during the meeting are covered by the AMA. Participants are responsible for their registration fee, travel to/from Washington, DC and hotel accommodations (AMA will provide you with a list of nearby hotels within walking distance of the AMA offices).
  • Participants will be required to bring a laptop or Wi-Fi enabled tablet with them.
  • All participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and at least one booster for the COVID-19 virus. Proof can be submitted two ways – participants may provide proof of their vaccination ahead of time by uploading and emailing digital images of their vaccination cards to: or can provide proof (either physical or digital) upon arriving at the AMA offices at the start of the event. Failure to submit proof of vaccination will result in non-admittance to the program.

Dates for the 2023 Campaign School have not been announced – please check back for updates.

For more information on the 2023 Campaign School, e-mail or call (202) 789-7455.