DO Day on the Hill

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  1. OldManDave

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    Who all is going to Do Day on the Hill in D.C.?

    Who all is going to the SOMA spring convention in Atlanta?

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    Still debating.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> If so, I'll see y'all there.... :cool:
     
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    Can you guys post the current info on DO Day?? I was scheduled for the one on ummm... the day after that day in september...

    I know it's April something or another....??

    Thanks!
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    Check out:

    <a href="http://www.aoa-net.org/Government/relations/doday.htm" target="_blank">http://www.aoa-net.org/Government/relations/doday.htm</a>
     
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    Thanks Topher! I had just written Sweaty Paul and the honchos back at the Muther-ship to inquire about the CORRECT date for DO Day on the Hill. According to the info they posted to everyone, someplaces they said the 11th & others, the 18th.

    If I qualify for the re-imbursement scholarship, I will be there.
     
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    It would appear that the ever astute and politically adroit folks at AACOM have chosen to hold a separate Student DO Day on the Hill on 11 April...while the REAL DO Day on the Hill, sponsored by the AOA, will be on 18 April, as scheduled.

    You know, a little inter-management communication would have been really nice! The scheduling of the Student Day will necessitate that the folks who attend the SOMA conference (5~7 April) immediately turn around and leave the 10th for the "Student Day"...that is missing 5 of 7 consecutive class days. I can only imagine how thrilled the school Admin people will be when students ask to miss that much time in their classes/clerkships.

    Great planning!! Way to go!!

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    AACOM on purpose made a seperate "Student DO Day on the Hill" so that the issues being addressed where for Osteopathic Medical Students.

    "Regular" DO day on the Hill are for the profession as a whole, while the seperate one will allow more of a focus on students and graduate medical education.

    Last year the two were together, and many of the student issues were drowned in the AOA issues.

    hope that helps to clear up why there are two, and why we as students should be attending the Student DO Day on the Hill
     
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    Since I live so close, I'll plan on attending one or both. Thanks for the info!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by siednarb:
    <strong>AACOM on purpose made a seperate "Student DO Day on the Hill" so that the issues being addressed where for Osteopathic Medical Students.

    "Regular" DO day on the Hill are for the profession as a whole, while the seperate one will allow more of a focus on students and graduate medical education.

    Last year the two were together, and many of the student issues were drowned in the AOA issues.

    hope that helps to clear up why there are two, and why we as students should be attending the Student DO Day on the Hill</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was a part of last year's DO Day on the Hill myself and one of the major issues that was being pushed was directed specifically at med school loan payback. Furthermore, this may be a small surprise, but student issues are professional issues...welcome to the medical profession! You are a part of the system, a junior member, no doubt...but a part of the medical profession none the less.

    Secondly, exactly how much clout do you feel a bunch of folks who make no $$ (no salaries to pay taxes) and the majority of which have not even been old enough to vote all that long...how much political leverage does that group carry? I would proffer -- not too much.

    Our cause, as students AND medical professionals, is greatly strengthened by a showing of unified support by physicians and physicians in training. When we approach Congress together, we represent the past, present AND future of medicine.

    Were you to be a Congress-person, which front would have more impact for you?
     

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