AMA Medical Students Visit Capitol Hill to Discuss Top Health Policy Issues

What:             Opportunities for photos and interviews with hundreds of medical students visiting Capitol Hill in their white coats.

Why:               In conjunction with the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2013 National Advocacy Conference, medical students from the AMA-Medical Student Section (MSS) will participate in a national advocacy day to meet with members of Congress and staff. Students will discuss the need to protect Medicare funding for graduate medical education (GME) and provide debt relief for medical students.

Who:                Hundreds of medical students from across the nation wearing their white coats.

When:             Monday, February 11, 2013
                        10:30 a.m.

Where:           Gathering on the Capitol steps
                        The U.S. Capitol Building
                        East Capitol Street, NE and First Street, NE
                        Washington, DC 20004

Media Contact:
Liz Magsig

AMA Media Relations
(202) 789-7419
elizabeth.magsig@ama-assn.org

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