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St. Louis University School of Medicine—BRI Welcome Meeting and Introductory Talk with Dr. Kamal Gursahani

September 8, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Thirty-four (34) students and faculty attended our BRI Welcome lunch and listened to BRI Faculty Adviser Dr. Kamal Gursahani, MD, MBA and Assistant Gursahani-KamalProfessor of Surgery. Dr. Gursahani opened the meeting with a short talk about leadership. She mentioned the importance of taking an active role in education and the medical industry in general. Dr. Gursahani praised BRI for our role in providing clarity — or at least a balanced perspective — on many of the issues going on in healthcare today.

Following Dr. Gursahani, John Flo, BRI-St. Louis President, gave a short powerpoint presentation summarizing BRI. Mr. Flo spoke about who Dr. Benjamin Rush was, BRI’s guiding principles, what BRI-SLU accomplished last year, and what they hope to accomplish in the coming year. John emphasized the educational and professional development opportunities that come from BRI membership, and also encouraged students to think about leadership.

Following the presentation, Mr. Flo answered students’ questions and talked to several MS1’s about applying for officer positions. He reported that students were much more engaged and excited about these topics than he expected, and attendance also was higher than he anticipated. It is clear that there is a demand for open dialogue and discussion about healthcare solutions on medical school campuses.

TESTIMONIALS from Saint Louis University students:

“I really enjoyed learning about who Benjamin Rush was, because I always wondered why the group was named after him.”

“The ‘Wait Till It’s Free’ documentary sounds very interesting! I look forward to hearing their perspective on the British healthcare system.”


NOTE: This event takes place in the Central Time Zone.

Everyone is welcome to come find out about Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting solutions that protect the doctor-patient relationship as the primary means of delivering quality medical care empowered by a robust free enterprise system, which fosters innovation and reduces costs. Our Faculty Adviser, Dr. Kamal Gursahani, will speak about BRI’s positive impact on the healthcare debate and the importance of leadership in education.

Papa John’s pizza will be served for lunch. RSVPs are appreciated.


September 8, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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John Flo
(314) 973-3564


Schwitalla Hall, Lecture Hall #1
Saint Louis University, 1402 S Grand Blvd
St Louis, MO 63104 United States
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