White Coat Wednesdays

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Attend the Legislative Advocacy “White Coat Wednesdays” Program in 2016!

Legislative Advocacy Days are your chance to learn more about the ins-and-outs of the government affairs and how best to approach your legislator regarding health care issues. The NCMS will hold a briefing in the morning with tips on “dos and don’ts” in relaying your message to your legislator and on the hot-button medical and patient issues currently in the spotlight at the General Assembly.

Following this briefing, head down with NCMS staff members to the General Assembly and meet one-on-one with your legislator; take part in committee meetings and see the General Assembly in action; and begin building relationships with your legislators for the future.

Register to attend a session today!

Schedule for 2016:


April 27 OPEN May 25 NC Orthopaedic Association;
NC Society of Otolarygology & Head & Neck Surgery
May 4 OPEN June 1 NCMS Board of Directors;
NC Dermatology Association
May 11 NC Psychiatric Association June 8 NC Medical Group Management Association
May 17 NC Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons;
NC Society of Pathologists
June 15 NC Pediatric Society
May 18 NC Orthopaedic Association;
NC Chapter, American College of Physicians;
NC Society of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery
June 22 NCMS Leadership College
May 19 NC Obstetrical & Gynecological Society June 29 OPEN

(as of April 15, 2016)

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Groups or Individuals Are Welcome to Attend

Pick a day to organize a group — such as other physicians from your community or your specialty colleagues from around the state — to participate together. Can’t make a group event, but still wish to attend a White Coat Wednesday? Individual physicians and PAs are welcome to come to Raleigh on any Wednesday during the legislative session. Just register using the link above.

Be sure to wear your white coat for greater visibility and recognition down at the legislature!

Typical Agenda

8:00am-8:30am: Meet at the Medical Society for an Advocacy Day overview. (222 N. Person Street, Raleigh) Get directions to the NCMS.

8:30am-11:00am: Head to the Legislative Building to personally meet with your legislators.

11:00am-12:00noon: Attend a Health Care Committee or continue legislator one-on-one meetings.

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch in the Legislative Cafeteria if no personal meetings are scheduled.

1:00pm-3:00pm: Continue legislative visits or sit in on the action in the General Assembly.

3:00pm: Adjourn

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