FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 1, 2014
ADVISORY: DOCTORS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL UPON THE SENATE TO CONFIRM DR. MURTHY AS SURGEON GENERAL
Press Conference on 12/2 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Washington, DC – As the Senate returns for the final weeks of the lame-duck session, doctors, nurses, health care providers and professionals will hold a press conference on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. to send a clear message: confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General now.
WHAT: Doctors, nurses, health care providers, and public health professionals hold press conference to call on the Senate to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General.
WHO: American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Physicians
Trust for America’s Health
American Medical Student Association
American Heart Association
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, D.C.
The United States has gone over a year without a Surgeon General. Over 100 medical and public health organizations have endorsed Dr. Vivek Murthy, who was nominated in November 2013 and approved by committee on a bipartisan vote in February 2014. His confirmation has been held up by politics even as the nation faces serious public health challenges.
Doctors and healthcare providers will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senators and urge them to confirm this exceptionally qualified #TopDocNow.
About the American Medical Student Association
AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950, AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. To learn more about AMSA, our strategic priorities, or joining the organization, please visit us online at www.amsa.org.