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Hospitalists on the Hill - April 2015

Make an impact on the legislative process. Join the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and fellow hospitalists in Washington DC to speak out on the issues important to hospital medicine. Meet with legislators and share personal experiences as a hospitalist.

  • Gather insight and skills for developing relationships with members of Congress
  • Provide context to important policy discussions with your experiences as a hospitalist
  • Represent SHM and the values of hospital medicine to elected officials
  • Learn about the importance of political advocacy for hospitalists

Hospitalists on the Hill is an all-day event in conjunction with Hospital Medicine 2015. Participating SHM members will meet with legislators and staffers at congressional offices in Washington, DC.

Hospitalists on the Hill will be taking place on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Sign up for Hill Day during the HM15 registration process. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in health policy. Everyone's voice matters.

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Want to know more? Check out the recap of Hospitalists on the Hill 2013.

Hear from fellow members about their experiences:

"Being involved in advocacy efforts on behalf of SHM has been illuminating and empowering. The legislators and staff seem receptive to learning about SHM's efforts around key healthcare issues from doctors and other practitioners who are providing care on a day-to-day basis."
— Lauren Doctoroff, MD

"Entering the fray of politics, educating ourselves about the issues, taking well-conceived positions, and communicating with our elected officials is the only method for us to impact and guide our own profession."
— Joshua Lenchus, DO, FACP, RPh, FHM

"Engaging with your legislator is a unique and rewarding experience. You will realize that democracy means something more than a yearly vote and the evening news."
— Brad Flansbaum, DO, MPH, FHM

"I have really enjoyed hill visits. I can't think of a better way for a regular person to be an active part of the political process. I would highly recommend."
— Ryan Genzink, PA-C