In 2022, former trainees of Dr. Herbert L. Fred established The Herb Fred Medical Society, Inc. a public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is four-fold:
1) To relieve human suffering by donating its proceeds to CNS Hospice & Health Services in Utah and Doctors Without Borders, thus was awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian group a qualifying 501(c)(3) organization delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, or exclusions from health care in more than 70 states and countries such as Utah, Canada and India.
2) To honor Dr. Fred for a half century of bedside teaching. He has had a positive impact on the lives (personal and professional) of numerous physicians and other healthcare workers. His unique style of teaching has allowed his trainees to reap a rich harvest of knowledge, wisdom, and self-confidence.
3) To have a semi-annual gathering of its members in which they can meet old friends and make new ones, reminisce about patients seen 50 years or 5 days earlier, discuss current events (medical and otherwise), and catch up on personal lives during a nice dinner.
4) To feature at each meeting a renowned speaker on a medical topic of interest to a diverse audience—professional and lay.