Preparing the next generation of physician political candidates

By Madeleine Lovette

AAOS sponsors workshop for physicians interested in running for political office

The 2010 elections sent 20 physicians to Congress, and many more doctors were elected to state and local office. The increased emphasis and ongoing discussions on health insurance reform, the physician payment system, a potential Medicare overhaul, and other healthcare challenges are attracting more physicians—including orthopaedic surgeons—to political life.

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