POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twenty-two (22) OSUMC students attended the BRI Welcome Event on campus. Over lunch, they listened to presentations by Brennan Wright, BRI-OSUMC President, Nic Miller, BRI-OSUMC Co-President, and Linda Pan, BRI-OSUMC Vice President. Brennan welcomed everyone to the event and introduced BRI. Linda then spoke about the different opportunities within BRI, including the opportunity to attend different types of local and national meetings and conferences, and making connections with professionals and other medical students. Nic Miller then related his experience about participating with BRI over the past few years, and explained the reasons for some of the financial problems currently in healthcare.
Brennan then spoke about the importance of price transparency and Surgery Center of Oklahoma’s success with this model, which led to a great discussion about the extrapolation of transparency principles, and whether these ideas are possible everywhere — even in emergency settings. Linda finished up with a detailed introduction to direct primary care and concierge medicine, which generated a thoughtful discussion about its effectiveness. We also discussed our current “insurance” and how it differs from what most of us at the meeting consider “insurance” (more catastrophic).
Overall, it was a well-attended, thought-provoking, and educational event!
The student leaders of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Benjamin Rush Institute Chapter cordially invite you to attend a free introductory meeting for prospective members to learn more about our organization.We plan to share a few key points on liberty in health care, such as why costs are rising, how a free market system can be applied, and alternative ways to run a practice.
BRI’s mission is “Promote 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.”
We will be serving lunch and discussing how BRI promotes solutions for affordable, quality healthcare, innovation and excellence. RSVPs appreciated to manage food and beverages.
NOTE: This takes place in the eastern time zone.