The BRI Blog

For recent medical community news and insights, engage with our recent posts below.

When the doctor slated to debate the free market side of government’s role in healthcare, BRI chapter president, Daniel Milyavsky stepped in to take his place. It is more important than ever that future doctors are educated about the merits of free enterprise in healthcare, and what options it provides to caring adequately for the poor.

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You may not have known that the Benjamin Rush Society was founded along the lines of The Federalist Society, a national society of law students.

Thirty years ago, enterprising laws students founded a society to counter “campus orthodoxies” about the role of government.  The success of The Federalist Society inspired similar efforts amongst students of foreign affairs, business, and – of course – medicine!  Students of all these professions, who were concerned about inappropriate government growth, have formed societies to develop ideas, energy, and fellowship.

In the November 2011 issue of Philanthropy Magazine carries an exellent feature article, describing the founding of The Benjamin Rush Society and its sister (and mother) organizations.  Read the online version here.

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2012 Debate: GWU – Social Justice

November 28, 2012 by elizabeth


The Arthur N. Rupe Debate Series

November 28, 2012

George Washington University School of Medicine

Be it resolved that:

The requirements of social justice are in conflict with the requiements of an ethical doctor-patient relationship

In favor:

  • Dr. Richard Fogoros, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Cardiologist, Author of The Covert Rationing Blog
  • Dr. Lee Hieb, MD, Logan, IA, Orthopedic Surgeon, Past President, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons


  • Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, MD, Baltimore, MD, Internal Medicine, Chief Medical Officer, Health Care for the Homeless
  • Dr. Chris Lillis, MD, Fredericksburg, VA, Internal Medicine Board of Directors, Doctors for America


  • Mark Tapscott, Executive Editor, Washington Examiner
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