MedChi schedules physicians to volunteer as the MedChi Physician of the Day in the first aid room in Annapolis during the Maryland General Assembly's 2023 Legislative Session. The first aid room, located in the Maryland State House, is equipped with oxygen, a hospital bed, wheelchair, crutches, thermometers, stethoscope, and a blood pressure cuff. There are also a variety of over-the-counter medications provided including aspirin, cough and cold preparations, and antacids. A nurse is also on the premises every day to assist the MedChi Physician of the Day, giving the physician more time to spend in the chambers observing the Senate and House. Physicians are asked to bring their own prescription pads.
Emeritus physicians who have an active license, are also encouraged to participate. Time slots to volunteer include Monday evenings from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM throughout the legislative session, as most legislators leave after lunch on Friday. Furthermore, there will also be a schedule of hearings and meetings that deal with health-related issues posted in the first aid room. The MedChi Physician of the Day is encouraged to attend these meetings, as well.
Are you interested in volunteering to serve as the MedChi Physician of the Day in the Maryland State House's first aid room during the Maryland General Assembly's 2023 Legislative Session? Click here to download the sign up form.
Please make sure you choose three possible dates, as they are first come, first served. Once complete, please email to Chip O'Neil. After your form has been received, you will receive a confirmation letter with your confirmed date and instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact Chip O'Neil by phone at 410-878-9599 or by email.