IMP Camp 2008 is underway and full of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (and even tail-deficient) doctors!
From Soma's blog
I had started my medical practice in Manhattan in the summer of 2006. They say if you can make it there you can make it anywhere…Oh boy is that true. I started my business before I even knew the existence of the IMP group. I didn’t realize that the same concepts and the similar reasons why I wanted to go into business for myself was why several other physicians all over the country did the same. Most of the topics at the conference are things that I have already been developing in my own business. The spirit of the people is what gives me inspiration to continue what I am doing. Some have been in business longer than I have, some work in areas that are considered to be dead-zones for effective health care. But they continue. They get over the hurdles, take every day one day at a time and remain true to their souls. The magic of this is this is something that you cannot learn in medical school. It already has to be there. And most of the people here have it.
Speaking as one of those "dead-zone" doctors, I agree with Soma's sentiments about the enthusiastic spirit and idealism of the 80+ attendees. We want to save the world, one patient at a time.