Grab Your White Coats and Head to the General Assembly

Are you looking to learn more about physician and patient advocacy? Do you have an issue that you would like to address with your legislators? Sign up today for White Coat Wednesdays, an NCMS program that gives its members the opportunity to advocate for their profession by speaking directly with legislators about current medical practice concerns. NCMS staff will prep participating members and provide tips on how to convey messages regarding pressing medical and patient issues. The next legislative session is set to begin next week.

This program is a great way for medical organizations across North Carolina to present a united front while advocating on behalf of their fellow physicians. The NCMS Leadership College, Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, and the North Carolina Pediatric Society are just a few organizations that will be participating this session. On White Coat Wednesdays, members will visit and see the General Assembly in action, meet one-on-one with North Carolina legislators while also taking part in committee meetings. These interactions build relationships that will benefit the health care profession today and in the future. 

Grab your white coats and come to Raleigh and see what advocacy–on behalf of you and your patients– is all about. There are currently several openings on Wednesdays, May 23 and June 13, 2012. The NCMS can accommodate multiple groups at once so contact the Society for an updated schedule. For an agenda and to schedule a White Coat Wednesdays visit, contact Chip Baggett ([email protected]), NCMS Director of Legislative Relations, or Will Barnett ([email protected]), NCMS Assistant Director of Legislative and Political Action, at 800-722-1350.


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