Indiana Academy of Family Physicians


Physician of the Day

Interested in politics? There is a reason many of our physicians of the day serve year after year, because serving as the physician of the day puts you in the heart of the action at the Indiana Statehouse. 

The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana State Medical Association will sponsor the Physician of the Day program at the 2018 General Assembly. This interesting and fun program allows you to observe the legislative process firsthand, meet with your state legislators, and leave a great impression about family medicine on the General Assembly.

IAFP members can volunteer to spend one or more days at the Statehouse during the legislative session. As the Physician of the Day you will provide episodic primary care services for legislators and their staff during the time the state legislature is in session. On days when the full House and Senate are in session the Physician of the Day is introduced on the floor of both houses. Your day at the Statehouse will last from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Towards the end of 2017 we will begin scheduling physician volunteers for the months of January and March 2018. The program operates Mondays through Thursdays.

The Physician of the Day is able to park free of charge in the statehouse parking lot, and a lunch voucher is provided. We also reimburse mileage for anyone coming from outside Marion and the surrounding counties (Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, and Hendricks).  

Stay tuned for specific dates and more information about the 2018 POD program. Call the IAFP office at (888) 422-4237 (toll-free) or (317) 237-4237 if you have any questions.