The 2021 AMPAC Campaign School, a comprehensive training program for electing friends of medicine to public office, will be held virtually over two consecutive weekends in January because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 10.
AMPAC is the bipartisan political action committee of the AMA. Its Campaign School is recognized as one of the top training programs in the country and is open to physicians, spouses of physicians, residents, medical students and state medical society staff who want to become more involved in politics. The program is known for its use of a simulated campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, complete with demographics, voting statistics, candidate biographies and more.
In order to provide the same high-quality content of the in-person program, the 2021 Virtual Campaign School will be conducted over two consecutive weekends: Jan. 15-17 and Jan. 23-24
. Both weekends are part of the full program, and participants must attend every session, including a 90-minute virtual welcome reception on Friday, Jan. 15, and each Saturday and Sunday session, which run approximately four hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST).
To help participants prepare for the virtual program in January, AMPAC has developed a set of online tools, to be completed before the main program begins. These include the Campaign School simulation and workbooks, which participants will receive shortly after they register.
Past participants have included those attracted to grassroots efforts as well as those considering running for public office. Candidates rely on Campaign School graduates for advice on strategy, message and campaign plans.
The registration fee is $350 for AMA members
and $1,000 for non-AMA members
. This fee is waived for AMA residents and students; however, space is limited, and the AMPAC Board will review and select four participants from the pool of qualified resident and student applicants.
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