MAG Doctor of the Day

Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) “Doctor of the Day” volunteers work in the Medical Aid Station at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta during the legislative session each year.

They provide free minor medical care to legislators and their staff, and they are introduced in the House and Senate at the beginning of each legislative day.

Becoming a MAG Doctor of the Day

Simply fill out the application and email it to Christiana Craddock at ccraddock@mag.org.

Logistical details 

  • Doctor of the Day volunteers should arrive at the Capitol no later than 9 a.m. They should go directly to the Medical Aid Station on the second floor, and they should plan on being at the Capitol until 5 p.m. – though legislative days often end sooner.
  • Doctor of the Day volunteers are encouraged to bring sample medications and a prescription pad.
  • Doctor of the Day volunteers receive a complimentary parking pass for the day. 
  • MAG staff will always be available to answer any questions.

The Doctor of the Day program is a non-political service that MAG provides for Georgia legislators. Volunteers do not serve as lobbyists when they serve as a Doctor of the Day.

Testimonials

“MAG’s Doctor of the Day program is a rewarding experience – one that me and my colleagues look forward to each and every year.” - Rana K. Munna, M.D. (Internal Medicine)

“The Medical Association of Georgia’s Doctor of the Day program gives me the opportunity to support my profession and to express my gratitude to my fellow physicians.” - Steven L. Sween, M.D. (Anesthesiology)

MAG “Doctor of the Day” Program FAQ 

How do I sign up to be a MAG Doctor of the Day program volunteer?

Complete the application form and email it to Christiana Craddock at ccraddock@mag.org. She will provide you with available dates and logistical details. Physicians can also call Craddock at 678.303.9271 with any questions. 

Is the Doctor of the Day program limited to MAG members?

No. Any M.D. or D.O. who is licensed in Georgia can serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer. 

Can retired physicians serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer?


Yes – as long as they have an active medical license in the state. 

Can I serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer more than once during a legislative session?

Yes, and it’s not unusual for a physician to serve as a Doctor of the Day more than once during a legislative session. 

Should legislators and their staff encourage their personal physicians to serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer?

Yes, absolutely.

Can physicians in any specialty serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer?

Yes – any licensed M.D. or D.O. can serve as a Doctor of the Day volunteer. 

Is MAG’s Medical Aid Station stocked with medicine?

Yes. MAG relies on the generosity of physicians and pharmacists to furnish the Medical Aid Station with medicine. Doctor of the Day volunteers are encouraged to bring sample medications to the Medical Aid Station on the day of their service. The most common medications that are needed include amoxicillin, biaxin, levaquin, Z packs, Benadryl, aspirin (81 mg and 325 mg), Advil (200 mg), Aleve (220 mg), Tylenol, Tylenol Sinus, Claritin, Mucinex and Mucinex DM, Mylanta or Pepto-Bismol, Robitussin, Neosporin ointment, and blood glucose test strips. 

Where should I park when I serve as a MAG Doctor of the Day volunteer?

Doctor of the Day volunteers can use parking space 12 in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building courtyard parking lot at 18 Capitol Square, SW – which is located at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Capitol Square, directly across the street from the Capitol. Enter the lot on Capitol Place, which is the road between the Coverdell Building and the South Parking Deck. Note that Capitol Place is a one way street from Trinity Avenue to Mitchell Street. Click here to view the parking map. MAG will provide you with a parking permit that you must display on your vehicle’s dashboard to avoid being ticketed, towed or booted. Click here for directions to the Georgia State Capitol.

Where should MAG Doctor of the Day volunteers stay if they are from out of town?

There are a number of good lodging options that are close to the State Capitol, but the most convenient is the Holiday Inn Atlanta Capitol Conference Center.  

Are MAG Doctor of the Day volunteers protected by Georgia’s “Good Samaritan Law”?

Yes. Georgia law states that “any persons rendering emergency care to a victim of an accident or emergency are not liable for any civil damages.” Click here for Georgia’s “Good Samaritan Law.