Webcast: Advocacy in Medical School

Learn effective strategies to make a difference through advocacy

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Becoming the best doctor you can be is about more than learning the keys to good clinical care alone. Advocacy can be the most effective route to changing patients’ lives on a large scale.

Watch a free webcast that will teach you how to use the expertise and influence you already have as a medical student to make a difference in your community—and beyond—as you train to become a physician.

Family physician guests Kimberly Becher, MD, and Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH, MBA, and medical student Keanan McGonigle will share effective strategies for reaching out to legislators, tips for amplifying your message, and how to speak out with the AAFP.

You already have sway in medicine, whether you know it or not. Learn advocacy skills that will help you move health forward throughout your career.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webcast, viewers will be able to:

  • Understand the role of advocacy in public health and family medicine
  • Identify core strategies for successful advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels of government
  • Put AAFP advocacy resources to use
  • Find ways to balance advocacy activities with the demands of medical training

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Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP

Associate Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Banner University Medical Group
Medical Director, Alvernon Family Medicine Residency Practice
Medical Director, Mobile Health Program Tucson, AZ

Kimberly Becher, MD
Family Physician
Clay, West Virginia

Keanan McGonigle, MPP
2018 FMIG Network Regional Coordinator
Tulane University School of Medicine