We are excited to educate our fellow medical students about the direct pay medical model. Dr. Smith will talk about the Surgery Center of Oklahoma that he co-founded, how the idea was born and brought to reality, what his income model is, and how direct pay works.
All are welcome to join BRI-Marian University chapter and the Student Osteopathic Surgery Association (SOSA) for a unique Skype interview with Dr. Keith Smith. Dr. Keith Smith is a pioneer in direct pay medical delivery—in this case surgery! He runs one of the most successful surgery centers in America, and people travel from across the nation to get world class surgery at a fraction of an equivalent hospital surgery.
Dr. Smith is very generous with his knowledge and expertise and will be happy to answer questions from the audience.
Please RSVP so that we can ensure enough refreshments for all.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Seven (7) students joined us over pizza, snacks and soft drinks for a long-distance Skype interview with long-time BRI friend and supporter, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Dr. Smith discussed why he started his surgery center, how they successfully compete with hospitals and other surgery centers. the benefits of the free market in healthcare, and how it increases quality of care and decreases costs. At the end, Dr. Smith talked about how there is a bright future for medical students because the free market is starting to take a stronghold in medicine.
Dr. David Hormuth, MUCOM’s Chair of Surgery and Clerkships, attended and had nothing but good things to say when Dr. Smith finished talking.
After the talk, my colleagues and I talked another 30 mins on how this message resonants with so many of our student colleagues.
“I was not sure what attendance numbers to expect for the lecture. It would have been nice to see a few more people; but overall, it ended up being a great size that allowed participation from all the students. Afterward, attendees reporting having had a good time, and it was a good way to promote BRI’s values. I thought the event turned out great.” ~Trenton Schmale, BRI-Marian president