I got permission to spread this around. I suggest that we all do the right thing and sign this. It is much better and worth while than talking about my home town of NYC's approval!! This will honestly show by signing this, how much do you really care about your life - while studying medicine - as saving someone's life.
Now, if you are gonig to sign this petition, let your voice reach to Washinton D.C., then give me a HELL YEAH!!!!!
Here is the link to sign a petition requesting President O to call upon Congress to increase the number of Medicare-funded GME residency training slots: http://wh.gov/QL0. Please click on this link and go there today to sign the petition. Ask your friends and family members to also sign the petition. Anybody can sign the petition. We need 25,000 signatures by May 11 for our concern to be taken seriously.
There is also a template for a letter (attached to this email) that All of you who are ECFMG-Certified MDs need to download, edit, print and then mail to the president, your state senators, and members of congress in your district. The blue, bold-faced parts of the letter are my own, so you need to edit them and make them your own before sending.
We also have a Facebook page. Click on the following link and please like the page, not just the comments.
You can also follow me on Twitter @garantoine.
Let's keep the pressure on, until Congress effectively increases the number of Medicare-funded GME residency slots.
Thanks and good luck to all!