CA ACP 2017 Sacramento Leadership Day
On February 22, 2017, representatives of the newly formed ACP California Council of Student Members (CCSM) met with their state assemblymen and senators to advocate for preserving patients' access to care, supporting adequate funding for care of Medi-Cal patients, restoring funding for primary care residency training, and ensuring proper oversight of opioid prescriptions. As student members, we believe an understanding of how current political, social, and economic factors are shaping health care is essential in ensuring that our patients and profession thrive. ACP Sacramento Leadership Day was an invaluable experience that taught us to advocate for quality and effective health care at a state level. By involving medical students in the process of advocacy, the ACP is helping to cultivate the next generation of physician leaders.
Mark Noah, Governor, Region I (far right) with medical students/residents
SLD delegation meeting @ Capitol with Jennifer Kent, Director, Department of Healthcare Services
SLD Delegation meeting @ Capitol with Jim Wood, DDS, Chair Assembly Committee on Health
(l-r) Sarah Takimoto, CCSM/UCSF Council Representative, Pooja Jaeel, ACP Council Student Member, and Brendan Kim, CCSM Vice President