All are welcome to attend a lecture presentation on healthcare policy and the future, by Dr. Todd Fredricks, family practitioner and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at OUHCOM since 2012. Dr. Fredricks has been a long-time advocate of what it takes personally, and pro-actively in healthcare policy, to be a great doctor. He has been a long-time BRI supporter, and was a featured speaker at BRI’s Leadership Conference in 2014 in Denver, CO.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Thirty (30) students were present to hear Dr. Fredricks speak about his experience in the medical field and his interesting perspective on what the future of medicine and health policy holds for us as future physicians. He educated us on some of the political issues that recent presidents and congresses have previously, are currently, and will be dealing with in the future, and how their actions impact our future. Mostly, Dr. Fredricks focused on the financial issues that our country and we as doctors will have to face. Although it was shocking to hear what Dr. Fredricks had to say, we all found his discussion and viewpoints inspiring and motivating as we look to make changes for the future of medicine. Dr. Fredricks stressed the copious benefits of cutting waste from the medical field, increasing quality and developing meaningful relationships with our patients.
The event was a great first speaker event for BRI-OUHCOM new members. Dr. Fredricks is the BRI-OUHCOM Chapter advisor, and often talks at meetings. He shared his illuminating experiences in both military and clinical medicine, providing members with a wonderful overview.