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Catching waves like a local: A statewide approach to advocacy builds meaningful, lasting contributions in healthcare

In our current legislative environment, it is important for future health care providers

to have the skills to advocate for issues that affect patients and healthcare delivery. Physicians need to

be able to partner with various stakeholders in order to effect positive change. This workshop will share

the experience of a single state - including faculty and students from 5 medical schools and residents

from 3 programs- as an example of collaborative success in complementary curricular development.

The session will provide tools for other states to collaborate in training effective advocates.

Workshop Agenda and Interactive Component:

Participants will be introduced to the variety of advocacy opportunities - from hospital or institutional

policies to local, state, or national legislative issues - and how partnering with neighboring institutions,

ACOG and state medical associations can avoid duplication of efforts.

Utilizing audience response systems and small group discussion, participants will identify advocacy

opportunities to engage learners in their home state and community. This will form the scaffolding for

one’s own approach to integrating advocacy curriculum in their home and neighboring institutions.

Take Home Product:

In addition to great ideas from an engaging discussion, an electronic tool kit containing sample syllabi,

independent learning modules, and slide sets that can be adopted or modified, will be provided to


Key Words:

Advocacy, collaboration, multi-institution

Topics: Advocacy, Public Health, Quality & Safety, UME, CME, GME, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, Residency Director, Osteopathic Faculty, Clerkship Director, Resident, Student, 2019, Faculty Development Seminar,

General Information

Student,Resident,Clerkship Director,Osteopathic Faculty,Residency Director,
Systems-Based Practice & Improvement,
Quality & Safety,Public Health,Advocacy,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Laura Mercer, MD, Ilana Addis, MD, MPH, Patricia Habak, MD

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