Medical Residents Advocacy Group
The Medical Residents Advocacy Group is dedicated to improving the quality of life for medical students, medical residents and fellows through advocacy and—when necessary—legal action.
We help those who are being:
- denied their rights under employment contracts or professional rules and regulations;
- unfairly denied credit toward board eligibility requirements;
- expected to participate in fraud on government healthcare programs or private insurers;
- discriminated against on the basis of race, gender or other improper classification;
- improperly directed to physician health programs (PHPs);
- sexually harassed or assaulted by supervisors, co-workers or others; or
- otherwise unfairly exploited by their programs, supervisors or institutions.
We address injustices at every level, ranging from individual cases to nationwide systemic failures and abuses. While we maintain offices in Illinois and are licensed only by that state, we operate nationwide under state laws authorizing multi-jurisdictional practices.
Our founding members are attorneys Sherman Marek, JD; Edward Moor, JD, and Jeff Weisman, JD, MD,
Sherman Marek is an attorney licensed in Illinois only who has been actively advocating and litigating for medical residents for more than 15 years. In May 2002, Mr. Marek filed the well-known antitrust class action against the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and dozens of the largest teaching hospitals in the United States. On behalf of tens of thousands of medical residents and fellows nationwide, Mr. Marek’s lawsuit sought higher wages and lower work hours through the forced elimination of “the Match” and other
Edward R. Moor is a Chicago trial lawyer with 28 years of experience preparing and trying jury trials of product liability, personal injury, civil rights, class action, business fraud, medical malpractice
Jeff Weisman is both an attorney and a medical doctor. He began his residency training at one of the largest hospital systems in the country and saw