The Medical Society of DC advocates every day for the right and ability of District physicians to practice medicine. We want you to help your patients and their families using your medical knowledge with minimal government interference.
MSDC advocacy happens at many different levels:
- We work with the Council of DC, especially the Committee on Health, to shape legislation to benefit the practice of medicine
- We work with our partners in the District executive branch to ensure health regulations are proactive on public health, protective of physician right to practice, and reasonable on who can practice health care.
- With the American Medical Association and national specialty societies, we lobby Congress and the Administration to ensure national health policy does not negatively impact physicians.
- Partnering with the AMA Litigation Center, we file amicus briefs and legal suits to protect physicians and reasonable health care practices.
Learn more about our work and successes below or using the links in the menu.
Resources for MSDC Advocacy
On December 8, 2020, the MSDC Board approved its advocacy priorities for the 24th Council period. You can see them here.
MSDC has different levels of support for legislation. Learn more about the MSDC Advocacy Rankings.
Learn more about MSDC's Advocacy Curriculum and how you can prepare to advocate for your profession and patients here.
Follow issues along with MSDC on our legislation tracking page.
2022 MSDC Annual Meeting
October 28, 2022 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMJoin us for an evening of fun, mingling, and celebrating DC medicine
Prior Auth and Copay Accumulators Day of Action
September 20, 2022 12:01 AM to 11:58 PMJoin your colleagues on a day of action to push for MSDC's prior authorization and copay accumulator legislation to pass.
Physician Advocacy 101
June 21, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMHow can you best make your voice heard on issues important to you? Learn how to be a physician advocate at the local and national level from your peers.
MSDC and DC Health Recognize a Strong and Enduring Partnership
September 20, 2022
MSDC held its September Board meeting at DC Health to hear from Interim Director Dr. Sharon Lewis on the department's priorities.Continue Reading
Physician Foundation Survey: The State of Physician Wellbeing Remains Low
September 15, 2022
With National Physician Suicide Awareness Day just days away, a recent study indicates that physicians are not well, and our nation’s healers need healing.Continue Reading