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Stand for Kids Advocacy Event!

ACOP Pediatrics Club
Steven Lu
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hello Everyone!

I just had a wonderful time in Sacramento for the AAP - CMA legislative advocacy day! It was a great time learning about what's happening in legislation and specifically the health policy that affects children's healthcare in California.

Something alarming that we heard was that the Federal Government has cut ALL funding for Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) which are essentially residency programs at ALL stand alone children's hospitals. This potentially means that pediatric specialty residency spots at 55 children's hospitals are in danger of being reduced. Spots that we as students interested in pediatrics will no longer have access to and most importantly future pediatric specialists that our nation's children won't have access to.

So what can we do about it?

1. check out this website http://www.standforkids.us learn more about it!
2. LIKE them on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-for-Kids/204567549568175
3. Join a rally on April 26-28th at a children's hospital!

With students/residents/physicians/staff and faculty working together across the nation let's show that our combined voices can be heard!

Thanks!
-Steve

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