On Being an Advocacy Intern with NYACP
May 04, 2021
New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
Each year the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians welcomes between 3 and 6 medical students and residents to spend a month rotating with our Executive Director and staff researching policy, reviewing proposed legislation, meeting with regulators and legislators, and understanding how to best represent patient interests as healthcare policy is formulated.
Learn about personal experiences in advocacy from 3 of the 2021 participants in the Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP, Advocacy Internship along with our 2021 Health Disparities Fellow.
Uzoamaka Aniagba, MD (PGY2, Northwell Health): "I can create my own career path"
Gabriela Bernal, MD (PGY2, Mount Sinai): "How much it matters to say 'here's my story and here's what I'm seeing' "
Nicholas Cochran-Caggiano (MS4, Albany Medical College): "We're such a powerful force in healthcare that we need to...put the stamp of physicians on healthcare policy"
Simone Seward, MPH (Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities in Albany): "I've seen...how legislators are informed, how they make decisions, how chapters like this can...provide a voice"
Open Discussion: How does policy impact the practice of medicine?