FAIR Fellowship for Graduate Students in Healthcare
FAIR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding, and humanity. FAIR in Medicine is a network of healthcare professionals advancing FAIR’s mission in medicine and science.
The FAIR Fellowship for Graduate Students in Healthcare is an opportunity for medical students and graduate students in healthcare-related fields to learn about FAIR’s tools, strategies, and principles of peaceful change, and to spread FAIR’s message on campus or in healthcare settings.
About the Fellowship
Fellows will help promote FAIR’s message by participating in a FAIR project, which they will share through their networks at their school or workplace. Projects may include working on webinars, podcasts, writing, research, and planning virtual or in-person events.
Applications Open July 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022
- Invitation to an all-expenses-paid in-person FAIR event
- Network opportunities with FAIR’s grassroots membership, FAIR’s teams, and Board of Advisors
- Learning advocacy best practices
Who Should Apply?
- Medical students or college seniors who have been admitted to an American medical school (M.D. or D.O.)
- Current medical residents, medical fellows, and graduate students in healthcare related fields
- Students who enjoy working with new, fast growing, and creative organizations
- Students passionate about advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans
- Students with moral courage, and the capacity to publicly support fairness, understanding, and excellence in healthcare
Please pick 2 essay questions, one from each category
- What advice would you give a friend who is dreading Thanksgiving Dinner with his family because of strong differences in political beliefs?
- Describe a time when you wanted to take a stand for something unpopular. What was it, and what did you do?
- Describe a time when you demonstrated FAIR’s principles of fairness, understanding, or moral courage.
- Some medical schools say the Oath of Hippocrates is outdated. Do you think some principles are enduring, or should they change along with shifts in our culture?
Federal anti-discrimination laws, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution from which they are derived, protect individuals from differential government treatment based on immutable characteristics and sincerely held beliefs. Are there any medical reasons to treat people differently based on immutable characteristics or sincerely held beliefs? Why or why not?
- Physicians must sometimes make decisions on the allocation of scarce resources, which can raise serious ethical questions. Do you think there are times when race or ethnicity can be morally used to prioritize medical treatments?