Promote Free Market Medicine Through Chapters on Medical School Campuses and Residency Programs
You’re interested about learning more about Benjamin Rush Institute chapters on medical school campuses and in residency programs? We’re glad you found us!
We are here to support medical students in the important work of educating each other about preserving the precious patient-doctor relationship—fundamental to a healthcare system that provides optimum results for both patients and doctors. BRI chapters hold scores of events every year, ranging in attendance from 12 to 500. Thousands of medical students have thus been exposed to free market healthcare policy solutions.
But why be a part of BRI?
The patient-doctor relationship thrives optimally in a free enterprise system, where doctors and healthcare businesses are at liberty to innovate, create and compete. A truly free system fosters the highest quality healthcare options for the most people at the lowest possible costs.
BRI student leaders are ambassadors, advocates and educators. With support from BRI’s national office, students organize a variety of events that promote principles of liberty and free markets, which will ultimately preserve the medical profession’s integrity and improve our great American healthcare system.
Student leaders work with their chapter members to determine the events they’ll host throughout the academic year. Debates, lunch lectures, social events, journal clubs and movie screenings are just a few examples of events BRI Student leaders typically produce.
What do I get in return?
Having leadership opportunities looks great on your CV for residency. Just ask former BRI leader Dr. John Flo. But you will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with so many speakers that you are interested in that we bring to speak at your chapter, have the chance to write and be published and to travel! We almost forgot about the travel.
BRI offers our leaders full and partial scholarship opportunities to attend medical and policy conferences throughout the year. Students attend conferences like the Free Market Medical Association’s annual conference, Docs 4 Patient Care’s Direct Primary Care Conference, Cato Institute’s State Policy Conference, and so many more.
BRI is also instrumental in helping individuals obtain highly coveted internships. Our BRI-Georgetown chapter founder and past president was instrumental in getting legislation passed in Massachusetts, based on a white paper he wrote while an intern at The Heritage Foundation. Also while interning at Heritage, another BRI-Georgetown member wrote an impactful white paper that helped propel the “price transparency movement” to the forefront of today’s healthcare discussion. The founder and past president of BRI-Medical College of Wisconsin was another active intern at Heritage, having published several white papers, participated in podcasts, and appeared on local TV with analysis about the detriments of the ACA. BRI-Geisel School of Medicine/Dartmouth founder and past president had already created healthpolicy.tv, a compendium of the most important healthcare discussions when he joined BRI. Yet another BRI-assisted Heritage intern, took on creating the BRI podcast, Next Generation Medicine, gaining invaluable experience and fulfilling a long-standing BRI need.
Start a new chapter or reaffiliate your existing chapter with BRI.
The Chapter Relations Department of the Benjamin Rush Institute is dedicated to supporting the projects and initiatives of all its affiliated chapters. To be affiliated with BRI, each chapter must complete the affiliation/reaffiliation process at inception and each year thereafter.
START A NEW CHAPTER – Start the process to begin a chapter at your medical school or residency program LEARN MORE
REAFFILLIATE YOUR CHAPTER – This process is required annually for each BRI chapter. It’s an easy process updating information. LEARN MORE
NEED ASSISTANCE? – If you need help with starting a chapter, chapter affiliation or re-affiliation, we look forward to helping you! CONTACT US
Register your chapter one-day event, study group, or Statewide or Regional event with the BRI. Local chapters work in conjunction with BRI to provide outstanding networking events, education opportunities, and professional development resources through chapter meetings, study groups, and statewide/regional conferences.
Register your Chapter Event, Debate or Meeting- All chapter events must first be registered with Chapter Relations before requesting a speaker or events funding. All chapter events must adhere to the guidelines and policies listed in the Local Chapter Guide. REGISTER HERE
Find a Chapter Event in Your Area- Visit the BRI Calendar or attend one of the many local chapter meetings listed on local Facebook pages. VIEW MEETINGS
Interested in receiving a scholarship to attend a medical policy conference?
Benjamin Rush Institute offers our leaders full and partial scholarship opportunities to attend medical and policy conferences throughout the year. Students attend conferences like the Free Market Medical Association’s annual conference, Docs 4 Patient Care’s Direct Primary Care Conference, Cato Institute’s State Policy Conference, and so many more.
BRI selects scholarship recipients from medical students, residents and pre-med undergraduate applicants. Special consideration will be given to current and alumni BRI chapter leaders. Full and partial scholarships available to select conferences, to include registration, travel and hotel accommodations. APPLY HERE