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FAIR in Medicine

FAIR in Medicine is a nonpartisan professional network dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in medical, scientific, and behavioral health practice, promoting a common culture based on critical thinking, and pursuing excellence in all endeavors.

Our Purpose

  • Advocate for fulfilling the universal demand for compassionate and excellent medical, behavioral and social care, supporting the highest standards of training, research, and practice necessary for patients/clients and providers to flourish.
  • Defend medical, behavioral, and social care providers threatened or persecuted for raising concerns about patient/client safety, weakening of education standards, unethical research and practice, or any associated pursuit tainted by identity politics.
  • Support the scientific method and rigorous inquiry in searching for objective truth, and promote a respectful, open debate culture.  We commit to learning from past errors and progress to provide the best possible outcome for each patient/client.
  • Affirm the dignity of each person seeking medical, behavioral, and social care and that such care should be provided regardless of ethnicity, skin color, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • Underscore that all patients/clients deserve a relationship built on mutual respect and trust with their provider.

Upcoming Events

FAIR in Medicine November Open House

Thursday, November 10th, 7pm centralAuthor Robert Ostertag will join us! Bob is joining us to discuss his book Sex, Science, and Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity .

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Past Events

A Pro-Human Approach to Adolescent Gender Dysphoria

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What Can We Learn from Tuskegee?

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FAIR in Medicine Webinar 5/18/22: How Activism Influences Transgender Healthcare: A Pro-Human Discussion

FAIR in Medicine Webinar: Health Professionals in the Nazi Era

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FAIR in Medicine Webinar: Pro-Human Perspectives on Race-Based Medical Care

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On Thursday, January 27th at 8:00PM CT, FAIR Advisor Wilfred Reilly and FAIR in Medicine fellows Dr. Sally Satel, Dr. Marilyn Singleton, Dr. Aida Cerundolo, Dr. Diana Blum, and FAIR attorney Leigh Ann O’Neill had an informative and timely Webinar titled “Pro-human Perspectives on Race-Based Medical Care’”

The physician-patient relationship is like no other: intensely personal, private, and as Hippocrates said, “sacred.” Now we are in danger of giving away our authority to make individual medical decisions in the name of “health equity,” which prioritizes equal medical outcomes across identity groups over individualized care. 

Medicine is about caring for individual human beings, not advancing political agendas, yet we are seeing disturbing trends in medical schools where student lessons are being peppered with politically-charged rhetoric. 

This timely webinar explored these issues and helped us arrive at pro-human solutions to preserve our autonomous patient-physician relationship. 

FAIR Mental Health Webinar

FAIR in medicine held one of its first events on September 22.  It was a mental health webinar entitled, “A Path Forward: Protecting Students’ Mental Health in a Divisive World,” featuring Dr. Carrie Mendoza, FAIR in Medicine Fellow, Erica Komisar LCSW, psychoanalyst and author, Dana Stangel-Plowe and Paul Rossi, FAIR team members and former high school teachers, and Daniel Idfresne, Brooklyn Tech high school student. Our Moderator is Brian Kors, former teacher and FAIR Director of Partnerships and Development. 

FAIR Gender Webinar

In a gender webinar titled “Gender Ideology: Problems and Pro-Human Solutions.”  on December 16th, 2021, FAIR explores the central issues challenging our fairness, understanding, and common humanity on the topics of sex and gender. Learn how we can move forward with a pro-human approach. Panelists included Abigail Shrier, FAIR Advisor and author of the best selling book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, Zander Keig, LCSW, FAIR Advisor, educator, award-winning social worker, and co-founder of the LGBTQ Caregiver Centers, Dr. Miriam Grossman, board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, and author of four books including You’re Teaching My Child WHAT?, Dr. Carrie Mendoza, FAIR in Medicine Fellow and Emergency Medicine physician on the frontlines of health care, and Attorney Candice Jackson, former Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, and Deputy General Counsel, in the US Department of Education from April 2017 to January 2021. Our Moderator is Colin Wright, FAIR Editor.

Fellows

Dr. Richard BosshardtPlastic Surgeon

Dr. Mark BuchananInternal Medicine Physician

Dr. Aida CerundoloEmergency Medicine

Dr. Gary FreedmanRadiation Oncology

Dr. Robert GraboyesHealth Economist

Dr. Carrie MendozaEmergency Medicine

Dr. Celia NelsonGeneral Surgeon

Sara RadcliffeHealth Policy Expert

Dr. Marilyn SingletonAnesthesiologist

Dr. Sally SatelPsychiatrist

Dr. Lauren SchwartzPsychiatrist

Dr. Lindly TherouxPediatrician

Medical Student Fellows

Eric AbediUniversity of California, Riverside, School of Medicine

Hanna NourUniversity of Central Florida College of Medicine

Cullen ClairmontUniversity of Connecticut Medical School

Open Letters

Dr. Richard Bosshardt

Open Letter to the American College of Surgeons

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Dr. Celia Nelson

Open Letter to the American College of Surgeons

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Volunteer Opportunities

FAIR Medical School Chapters

Every human being deserves to be seen and treated with dignity and respect. Medicine has fought for decades to teach love, understanding, and tolerance. As Dr. Viktor Frankl said, “Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.” Intolerance is real. Racism is real. Prejudice is real. At FAIR in Medicine, we strive to address the critical task of approaching diversity, equity, and inclusion that holds up to the standards of excellence we demand of our trainees, our peers and our colleagues in all other aspects of our field. As advocates for our patients’ health, safety and well-being, it is our responsibility to set the most inclusive example of how to promote a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. It is paramount to emphasize empathy towards every individual, patients and doctors alike, and to emphasize our common humanity as we strive to create a truly inclusive and nurturing environment, whether it is a learning environment, work environment or patient care environment, for all. If you are interested in being a part of our dedicated group, advancing civil rights and liberties for all individuals in the medical community and those patients they care for, please sign up below and mark yourself as a Medical Student.

We are grateful for your interest to help. Contact us @ [email protected].

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