Ep. 25 Exposing medical students to free market ethics and principles
Dr. Beth Haynes
US medical schools overwhelmingly support centralization of healthcare and health care decision-making. That is not a surprise since, over the decades, academic institutions have greatly benefited from healthcare policy.
Because centralization of health care is detrimental to the doctor-patient relationship, students who begin their training motivated by a genuine desire to practice medicine in a meaningful and personal way can easily fall into disabuse or disillusion or may adopt a more cynical attitude toward their profession.
Our guest today is Beth Haynes, medical director of the Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering medical students an alternative perspective on healthcare and its possibilities by exposing them to free-market principles and ethics, centered on the supremacy of the doctor-patient relationship.