Healing Our Healers Through the Patient-Doctor Relationship: Speaker and student presentations from BRI’s 5th Annual Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.
In a humble conference room in St. Louis, medical student attendees heard eight speakers from diverse backgrounds enlighten them about the promise of healthcare freedom and protecting the patient-doctor relationship, and showed them—as future doctors—how they can be excited again about a positive future in medicine.
Understanding healthcare policy and healthcare economics theory has become important even for doctors to practice medicine. Andrew Widener, medical student from The University of Texas McGovern Medical School addresses the economics of healthcare from an Austrian economics perspective. By understanding underlying economic principles, doctors will be better equipped to foresee and engage with both the positive and negative outcomes of healthcare policy.
Healthcare Economics from an Austrian Perspective, by Andrew Widener
Alicia Seggelink, BRI chapter leader from Rosalind Franklin University Medical School discusses how to create an effective communications strategy. While aimed at helping BRI chapters be successful, this tool can be used for almost any organization.
Mary Hahn, from SUNY Downstate Medical School, experienced a bumpy ride establishing a BRI chapter at her school. In spite of a few setbacks — not the least of which was the campus environment not entirely welcoming of free market ideas — Mary persevered, and not only established a successful BRI chapter, she also provided a place for other like-minded medical students to be able to participate in a conversation for free market healthcare.