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Jillian Ventuzelo, D.O.

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical
Center, Family Medicine Resident, PGY-3

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n October I had a great opportunity to attend the Pennsylvania
Medical Society House of Delegates event and Annual
Education Conference. This was an important opportunity
to participate in the process that allows physicians to have a united
voice pertaining to legislation in the state of Pennsylvania. All
of this legislation has major implications that relate to how we
practice medicine and the access to medical care for our patients.
Additionally, it is a valuable opportunity to meet fellow residents
and physicians practicing across the state of Pennsylvania that are
like-minded regarding being involved in the political process. This
is important to ensure we can provide the best possible care to our
patients.
The resolutions that were brought forth are written by
current practicing physicians who have a passion to improve on
a wide range of aspects of how medicine is delivered. During the
conference, delegates have the opportunity to express opinions of
how resolutions should be edited in order to better reflect a unified
physician voice. I participated in small caucus meetings followed
by reference committee meetings that allow for any delegate
physician to address those provisions they feel would best address
the needs of physicians and patients. On the last day of the event
the House of Delegates meets and final versions of resolutions are
voted after rigorous debate. On behalf of Pennsylvania physicians,

the Pennsylvania Medical Society sets its political advocacy priorities
for the coming year based on the substance of the successful
resolutions. This is a direct way to influence the legislative process
to benefit medical practice and patient access to care.
After participating in the event for the weekend, I realized what
a great avenue it could be to give a voice to the everyday physician.
Many physicians may feel that they have no control over all the
changes that are taking place in health care in the current political
environment. This was a great opportunity to make a difference at
a local level. It inspired me to continue to be involved in the future
and hope to inspire other physicians to join in the conversations,
especially as the future of health care is being debated daily on
the local and national level. It is more important than ever for
physicians to join together to influence our destiny and the destiny
of our patients. We have seen what has taken place when physicians
do not have a seat at the table where decisions are being made that
determine how we practice medicine. These legislative decisions
have real repercussions for our patients. Physicians have been and
always will be the best advocates for our patients and we should take
back the future and grab a seat at the table.

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