Students Advocating in Legislation (SAIL)

SAIL's mission is two parts:

1) SAIL educates members and the community on the legislative process in Arizona and current medical legislation while developing relationships and communication with the legislators in different districts.

2) SAIL actively advocates for Arizona health policies at the state legislature on issues related to regulation, scope of practice and other medical statutes. SAIL works closely with other members of the health community and medical organizations to advocate for the best interest of the future physicians and future patients.

Club Leadership

Current Leaders:

Hamed Alattar,

Alex Meilech,

Tina Samsamshariat,

Luke Wohlford,

Faculty Advisor:

Jennifer R. Hartmark-Hill, MD, FAAFP


Club Activities

2015-2016 Events:

March 2015: Trip to the Capitol

Events in 2016:

Advocacy Training Event Presentation link

January 26: Sex Trafficking Awareness Event

January 2016: Doctor of the Day (Capstone)

February 8th, 2016: Women's Health Day at The Capitol

February 2016: Doctor of the Day (Capstones)

March 19th: ArMA Physician Leadership Conference

March 23rd: Day at the Capitol (Capstones)

March 23rd: Doctor of the Day (Capstones)

Events in 2017:

The following resources are local and national websites to help you become more engaged and involved:

1. The Arizona Legislature Home Page:

  • In the Left Menu Column:
    • Find your representatives and senators (national and local district);
    • View Live Proceedings (eg, of the Health Committees of AZ Senate or House of Representatives) during the legislative session-January through April of each year -->See left-hand menu column;
    • See the calendar for bill review and progress of bills
    • Request to speak, or to log your support or opposition (and see how other organizations/individuals have weighed in)
    • Learn about Sunrise/Sunset proceedings
    • And more!!

2. Arizona Medical Association (ArMA):

  • Connect with physician leaders statewide of all specialties and subspecialties
  • Learn about current legislation that affects Arizona and the nation

3. Professional Societies/Organizations in a Specialty or regional area you are interested in, eg, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Arizona Orthopedic Society, or Maricopa County Medical Society

October 18: Legislative Advocacy Panel with State House Rep Heather Carter and Rep Dr. Randall Friese, ACP Advocacy Chair Dr. Shakaid Rehman

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