NYACP Advocacy Internship

NYACP Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP Advocacy Internship

The Residency Advocacy Internship is a four week internship designed to give Residents hands-on experience in advocacy activities with a medical professional organization. Learn how to monitor legislation, analyze governmental policy relevant to public health as well as communicate with elected State appointed leaders. The elective is offered from January through June. Interested in public policy? Email us today!

Please note that we give preference to residents going into general or subspecialty internal medicine.

The Chapter is honoring the memory of Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP, former Governor and leader of NYACP who passed in 2018, by changing the very popular and educational Advocacy Internship to the Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP“Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP, Advocacy Internship.”

This internship, which began almost 18 years ago, allows between 4 and 6 medical students and residents to spend a month rotating in Albany with our Executive Director researching policy, reviewing proposed legislation, meeting with regulators and legislators and understanding how to best represent patient interests as healthcare policy is formulated. More than 50 students and residents have rotated through this program. With Steve’s passion for education and advocacy and his years of mentoring students and residents, our Executive Committee felt this would be an appropriate tribute.

All who knew Steve will remember his tireless efforts on behalf of our profession and his passion for medicine and teaching. We appreciate your contributions to the Chapter to allow Steve’s spirit to live on.

Meet the 2024 Advocacy Interns!

Advocacy Interns shared their experiences on the NYACP Physician Spotlight Podcast. 

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Hanif Benoit

MS 4

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Anushri Wagner, MD

Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Morningside/West

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Samuel Eisenberg, MD

Internal Medicine
Northwell Health/NSLIJ

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Angela Yoo, MD

Internal Medicine
Northwell Health/NSLIJ

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Raul Benavides, MD

Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine

Last Updated 5.7.24

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