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Advocacy PreGA Workshop Proposal MM 2013 USA OC I.

Introduction to the Workshop As physicians-in-training, we experience many elements of our health care systems, society and world that we would like to change. What can any one physician or physician-in-training do to effect these changes? The answer is advocacy. But what is advocacy and what does it mean to be a physician advocate? Advocacy is increasingly recognized as a core element of medical professionalism, and, although there might be many different definitions of advocacy, it is critical that we, as physicians-in-training, develop a basic understanding of how to advance change. The Advocacy PreGA Workshop will seek to provide attendees with an introduction to advocacy skills including organizing, coalition building, using media and social media, leadership, curriculum reform and campaign planning. II. Goals and Clear Objectives Modeled after AMSA-USAs Advocacy Institute, the goal of the Advocacy preGA Workshop would be to empower participants through issue-focused advocacy skill development. Specifically, at the end of the Advocacy preGA Workshop, participants will be able to: Define advocacy and its role as a professional responsibility as a physician-intraining; Design an issue-based advocacy campaign; Identify opportunities for media and social media advocacy and appropriate strategies for working with the media as a physician-in-training. III. Expected Number of Participants & Methodology Based on preliminary interest in the New York preGA, we would like to open this preGA to 100 total participants with the expectation of four issue-themed tracks with a maximum of twenty-five participants each. This structure would facilitate small group interactions and learning while maximizing the number of preGA participants able to attend the New York preGA. Moreover, since the focus of the preGA is skills-based, the small groups would enable participants to simultaneously enhance issue-based knowledge. Issued-themed tracks would be selected to complement the slate of other preGAs. IV. Proposed list of Speakers/Trainers Both IFMSA and AMSA-USA coordinators will serve as trainers. External speakers will be invited to present both skills-based and issue-based sessions. To the greatest extent possible, external speakers will be utilized.

VI. Follow up Plan Participants would be charged with developing a follow up plan (either individually or in groups) during the preGA. The follow up plan would include an issue-based advocacy campaign. Workshop feedback will be collected. In addition, coordinators may administer an anonymous IRB-approved pre- and post-workshop survey. Matched data will be analyzed to evaluate the success of the workshop and may be submitted for publication. VII. Proposed Agenda Based on the availability of space and speakers, sessions may include: Physician as Advocate Media Training & Writing Workshop Site Visits in New York City (based on availability) Narrative as Advocacy Social Media as Advocacy Student-Driven Curriculum Reform Issue Campaign Planning Organizing Communities and Coalitions for Change Leadership and Communication in Medicine and Organizing Themed Issue-based Sessions (for each track) VIII. Fundraising Plans and the Budget Please see Exhibit 1. IX. Coordinators Contact Details IFMSA Coordinators: TBD AMSA-USA Coordinators: Elizabeth Wiley (OC) pres@amsa.org Margaret Jamborsky (AMSA staff) mjamborsky@amsa.org Riju Banerjee (Mount Sinai AMSA Chapter) rijubanerjee@gmail.com Susanna OKula (Mount Sinai AMSA Chapter) susannaok87@gmail.com

Exhibit 1. New York PreGA Budget Scenarios


NEW YORK v1 Description REVENUE - NEW YORK Registration TOTAL REVENUE EXPENSES - BALTIMORE Housing Breakfast Lunch Dinner Meeting space AV Social Program OC/Staff Airport transportation Transfer to Baltimore TOTAL EXPENSES NET GAIN/LOSS Cost Comments

24750 50 registrants @ $495 24750

9884 1400 2000 2000 2600 0 500 1406 800 1200 21770 2980

52 @ $134+tax 50 x 4 breakfasts @ $7 50 x 4 lunches @ $10 50 x 4 dinners @ $10 1 auditorium + lobby space for 2 days Included during reg business hours at Sinai $10 per person

Includes Bolt Bus. $24 per person

NEW YORK v2 Description REVENUE - NEW YORK Registration TOTAL REVENUE EXPENSES - BALTIMORE Housing Breakfast Lunch Dinner Meeting space AV Social Program OC/Staff Airport transportation Transfer to Baltimore TOTAL EXPENSES NET GAIN/LOSS Cost Comments

49500 100 registrants @ $495 49500

19380 2800 4000 4000 2600

102 @ $134+tax 100 x 4 breakfasts @ $7 50 x 4 lunches @ $10 50 x 4 dinners @ $10 1 auditorium + lobby space for 2 days Included during reg business hours at 0 Sinai 1000 $10 per person 1406 1600 2400 Includes Bolt Bus. $24 per person

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