AAOS Now

Published 7/1/2013

Thinking of Running for Office?

Plan to attend Orthopaedic PAC’s Candidate Workshop

The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (PAC) strives to educate and help elect orthopaedic surgeons and other specialty physicians to political office. Now, more than ever, America needs the expertise and leadership of physician legislators.

If you’ve been thinking of taking the plunge from practice to politics, the annual Specialty Physician Candidate Workshop sponsored by the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists is your opportunity to learn what’s needed for you to succeed.

This one-day course is perfect for physicians who are thinking of running for any elected office, from school board or city council to the U.S. Congress. Experts in fundraising, building grassroots support, using the media, and much more will help you better explore whether running for office is the right decision.

The event is being held on Aug. 10, 2013, at the ACOG offices, 409 12th Street SW, Washington, D.C. The Orthopaedic PAC will cover the workshop registration fee for any AAOS members interested in attending. For questions or more information on the workshop, contact Kristin Leighty at leighty@aaos.org or 202-548-4150.