There is a need…

Academic medical centers, medical schools and the medical profession are currently strongly dominated by a form of thinking which is diffuse and reactionary and largely advocates the slowing of government sponsored changes which are themselves considered inevitable. While some members of the academic community have notably dissented from these views, the larger body of academic medical leaders, clinician-scientists and practicing clinicians assume that the largest issues facing the profession are unable to be solved and that the government will eventually dictate how physicians discover new knowledge, educate newer physicians, and ultimately, practice their craft and care for their patients.

An effective counter to this mindset entails reordering priorities within the medical system to place a premium on the value of the individual physician, and re-distribute the decision making and policy development activities of the medical profession from the government back to physicians. We are strongly in favor of restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among physicians, academic clinicians, and physician-educators. In working to achieve these goals, we aspire to create a physician based intellectual network that extends to all levels of the medical infrastructure.