Advocacy Takes Center Stage at NCMS Legislative Reception

(RALEIGH) — The North Carolina Medical Society continues to lead state physicians, PAs, residents, and students to new heights in advocating for the profession and for patients.

Following a full day of meetings with Representatives, Senators, and legislative staff members, more than 40 NCMS members met at the NCMS headquarters with even more lawmakers from across the state. The reception was a way to informally talk with colleagues and legislators. NCMS members were able to take what they learned that day and share it with people they wouldn’t normally meet.

NCMS VP of Advocacy John Thompson says: “The remarkable turnout at the NCMS legislative reception was a resounding success, showcasing the engagement and commitment of our community towards impactful healthcare policies and advocacy.”

On Wednesday, dozens of doctors, PAs, and students held more than 20 legislative visits. Thompson adds “their proactive engagement by interacting with numerous legislators throughout the event, amplified their voices for positive change in healthcare.”

To read more about the 2024 NCMS White Coat Day click here.