DO DAY IN ALBANY HELD TOGETHER WITH MSSNY LOBBY DAY
Close to 50 osteopathic medical students joined MSSNY members on March 8, for a combined DO Day/MSSNY Lobby Day in Albany.
Students pose with State Senator John Bonacic, whose district inlcudes Middeltown
Highlights of the day included a welcome address from Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and a Health & Insurance Panel titled "How Can We Protect The Physician-Patient Relationship," featuring Senators Kemp Hannon and James Seward, respective chairs of the Senate Health and Insurance Committees; and Assemblymen Richard Gottfried, and Kevin Cahill, chairs of the Assembly Health and Insurance Committees.
Osteopathic medical students--the majority, from TouroCOM-Middletown, visited both the Assembly and Senate chambers, where they were greeted by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Senator John Bonacic, whose districts include Middletown.
Students also visited the offices of their "home" legislators, took a tour of the Capitol, and gained a better understanding of issues that will impact them as practicing physicians.