The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) works tirelessly on behalf of the commonwealth’s physicians to make sure their interests are represented and/or protected in any medically related legislation introduced each year. What makes an organization like MSV unique among lobbying institutions is its grassroots approach; the society’s government affairs associates work to directly convey concerns brought up by members, in effect giving voice to nearly 10,000 physician members throughout the state. In addition to spending time with legislators and their aides to convey these concerns, MSV forms coalitions and partnerships with other groups that may represent different interests, but share common goals. Pushing the society’s messages out via media is another way to enforce that message and build support for legislation that supports doctors and the medical profession in Virginia.

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