Why Dr. Sterling Haring Advocates for the FAIR Act

Published May 14, 2024

By AACOM Government Relations

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“My application was hand delivered by the head of another department, and I was told ‘we do not look at DO applications.’”

Sterling Haring, DO, MPH, an interventional pain, addiction and rehabilitation physician in rural South Georgia and current fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, shares his experience encountering bias as a DO candidate during his residency selection process, despite his extensive academic research background, and why he believes this inequity needs to be addressed. “It’s unfortunate that osteopathic medical students have to significantly outperform any of their colleagues, and even then, often don’t have access to training resources.”

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