Slideshow: DO Day on Capitol Hill
- Cole A. Southworth, OMS II (left to right), Marshall Ladd, OMS II, Maryanne L. Pickett, OMS II, and Peter Fox, OMS I, talk policy while waiting to meet with the health liaison for Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
- Rep. Phil Roe, MD, R-Tenn., greets Karan P. Parmar, DO, after the DO Day breakfast briefing.
- Emily Jacobs, OMS I (center), talks about GME opportunities in Maine while Brandon E. Giberson, OMS I (left), looks on during a meeting with the health liaison for Sen. Angus King, I-Maine.
- LMU-DCOM students cheer behind AOA President-Elect Norman E. Vinn, DO, at DO Day’s breakfast briefing.
- TUNCOM students meet with Rep. Joe Heck, DO, R-Nev., in his office. The group discussed GME, SGR and medical education debt.
- Katherine DeGraaff, OMS I (left to right), Julie Brodfuehrer, OMS II, Jake Corman, OMS I, and Brian Jahnny, OMS II, listen to Rep. Joe Heck, DO, R-Nev., explain the finer details of H.R. 574 in his office.
- Danielle Belyea Taylor, OMS I (left to right), Katherine DeGraaff, OMS I, Jake Corman, OMS I, and Brian Jahnny, OMS II, prep for their meeting with Rep. Joe Heck, DO, R-Nev.
- Joseph Michael Anderson, OMS I (right), speaks with the health liaison for Sen. Angus King, JD, I-Maine, while Hayley F. McHugh, OMS II (left), and Amy Covington Brown, OMS I, look on.
- After finishing their session with Rep. Joe Heck, DO, R-Nev., students pose with him for a souvenir.
- Rep. Phil Roe, MD, R-Tenn., tells AOA President Ray E. Stowers, DO, and LMU-DCOM students that he appreciates their advocacy efforts. "It makes an impression on me when I see regular folks come up to the Hill," he says.
- Samuel A. Yoakum, DO, demonstrates osteopathic manipulative treatment on Jennifer Luo, OMS IV, in a Student Osteopathic Medical Association workshop held during its spring convention after DO Day.
- Students from LMU-DCOM pose with AOA President Ray E. Stowers, DO, and Rep. Phil Roe, MD, R-Tenn., following their meeting with Dr. Roe, during which they discussed GME and the importance of advocacy.
Last week, roughly 1,000 DOs and students gathered in Washington, D.C., white coats at the ready, to advocate for the profession on the AOA’s DO Day on Capitol Hill.
Representing 42 states, DO Day participants attended 369 meetings with members of Congress and their staffs. Participants urged lawmakers to increase funding for graduate medical education and to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. Check out the highlights of the day showcased in this slideshow.
Photos by Rose Raymond