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George Washington University — Lecture: Medicine’s New Frontier: Free Market Care and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma

February 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dr. Keith Smith is a pioneer in free market medicine. The things he and his coworkers have accomplished are an example of how price transparency and free market principles can lead to affordable, high quality healthcare.

Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP is required for this event. This is especially important for non-GW affiliated guests as I will need to get your name on the list at the front security desk. Please bring a photo ID.

Refreshments will be served.

NOTE: This event take place Eastern Time.

PARKING: Best method is to take the metro to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station on the blue/orange line. For those who prefer to drive, there is limited, free 2-hour parking east of the building. Or there is metered parking in the surrounding area.


Dr. Keith Smith gave a very provocative lecture that challenged the way a lot of the people in attendance have been taught about the true cost of providing health care. Dr. Smith was especially a big hit with students who are members of our school’s Entrepreneurial Track program.That isn’t to say that everyone agreed with his conclusions, but no one could argue with his results.

After the lecture, Dr. Smith spent 20 minutes just answering questions about the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Some people still had concerns about the viability of the model in providing access to the poorest of the poor, but overall people seemed genuinely surprised at just how well the model worked–not only for the physicians, but more importantly for the patients.

Dinner was provided before the lecture which provided time for students to interact with Dr. Smith.

[…] for The Surgery Center of Oklahoma.  The video blog resulted from Dr. Smith’s lecture on “Medicine’s New Frontier: Free Market Care and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma” before a large medical student audience at George Washington University on February 3. This […]


February 3, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Zachary Kendrick
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George Washington University, Ross Hall Rm. #101
The George Washington University, 2300 I Street Northwest #101
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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