How do I register for WCOC?
Registration information will be available soon.
What are MSV’s White Coats on Call Days?
MSV’s White Coat Days are our signature grassroots lobbying days held each year during the General Assembly session in Richmond. White Coat Days ensure the strong presence of physicians at the Capitol and give physicians the opportunity to tell their delegates and senators about the challenges facing the practice of medicine and Virginia’s health care system.
Who should attend White Coat Days?
MSV encourages physicians, physician assistants, residents, medical students, physician spouses, medical society staff, and other friends of medicine to participate in White Coat Days.
When are my White Coat Days?
Click here to view the 2017 White Coat Days schedule.
Where do I park?
Limited valet parking is available at the Hilton Garden Inn. If the valet is full, other nearby parking options are available (check for an early-bird rate).
What’s the schedule of events on my White Coat Day?
White Coats on Call briefings begin promptly at 8:15 a.m with a complimentary continental breakfast. Participants will be briefed by MSV lobbyists and provided briefing materials on key issues and legislation before being directed to the General Assembly Building to meet with their legislators. Following the legislator visits, MSV provides a complimentary lunch for participants back at the Hilton. During the lunch hour, MSV staff will be on hand to hear your feedback on your visits and provide you with stationery that you can use to write thank you notes to your legislators.
How should I prepare for my White Coat Day?
Make appointments with your legislators before you come to Richmond. Call their offices in January to set up a time for your visit. Click here to look up your legislators and their phone numbers. Don’t forget to bring your white coat to wear while lobbying and a supply of business cards to hand out to legislators and their aides.
Why should I leave my busy practice to come all the way to Richmond?
As the saying goes, if you’re in medicine, you’re in politics. Members of the General Assembly need to hear from YOU, their constituents, about how the legislation they’re considering will affect the practice of medicine—from setting Medicaid payment rates, protecting Virginia's positive liability climate, to ensuring quality patient care. Speak up, get involved!
Because I live so far from Richmond, I need to spend the night. Where should I stay?
Overnight accommodations are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown. To make a reservation, call Penny Guiles or Kathryn McDonald at (804) 727-2104 and ask for the MSV rate.
I don’t want to come to Richmond alone. Is anyone else from my area coming?
Many local and specialty medical society executives organize efforts to get physicians to travel to Richmond for their White Coat Days. All physicians are strongly encouraged to call their medical society executive or president to find out about such arrangements.
Questions? Please contact:
800 | 746-6768 EXT 1036