People really do believe almost anything you tell them #facepalm

Not too long ago Brad Hart was tweeting about not being able to use his medical training because of his history in porn (he was an RN before he entered porn), someone mentioned that Sharon Mitchell quit porn and became a doctor.

Wait … what?

Did someone really just tell me and everyone else that Sharon Mitchell quit porn and became a doctor?

I can’t believe just how many people will believe anything they hear and I also can’t believe people believe the bullshit that others put out there without even checking the facts.

Fact: Sharon Mitchell may call herself a Doctor but she, in fact, is not. Here is what her official bio used to say ….

Dr. Sharon Mitchell received her PH.D. in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. California. She completed her residency in Los Angeles, California at the AIM Healthcare Foundation.

The problem with that is that the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality is not an accredited university.

In 2015 they were notified that they needed to work to seek accreditation to stay open. They did not. In 2016 the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education notified the school that they had 7 violations.

Quackwatch identifies the Institute as a “Questionable Organization” and keep in mind, in some states, it can be illegal to use a degree from an institution that is not accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency unless approved by the state licensing agency.

In Texas, for example, they consider most degrees from not accredited schools as either fraudulent or substandard degree and trying to pass off such a degree is a violation of the law.

Next, let’s talk about the issue of residency. In her official bio, she claimed, “She completed her residency in Los Angeles, California at the AIM Healthcare Foundation.”

While that may sound legit, it’s not possible.

Residents are those who have graduated from an accredited medical school and hold a medical degree (MD, DO, MBBS, MBChB).

By her own admission, she does not have a degree of M.D., D.O., or MBBS, MBChB, or BMed and what she did have wasn’t from an accredited medical school.

So again I beg of you to remember, just because someone tells you something, doesn’t make it true.

Sharon Mitchell is not a doctor nor has she ever been.

Stop believing the bullshit that people feed you online without first looking into said bullshit and verify it for yourself.

I’m not trying to be mean and just pick on Sharon Mitchell. I mean to apply this to everyone and everything you hear online.

You’d be surprised how many times I’ve heard people talk about their “ivy league” education or how they went to film school or any other crazy stuff.

I think Rick said it best (from Rick and Morty) – “They are the writers of their own press releases”.

Now you guys stop believing the bullshit.

 

Hello, my name is Kelli Roberts. I am a published author, AVN nominated producer, and webmaster who has worked in the adult industry since August of 1996.

6 Replies to “People really do believe almost anything you tell them #facepalm”

  1. spawn777

    Also bear in mind that any PhD is doctorate in philosophy, and while “lover of wisdom” is what that translates to, (like you noted) it doesn’t imply medical proficiency, so much as some advanced level of knowledge through study and learning.

  2. Kelli

    I think that anyone with a degree from an accredited university deserves respect for all their hard work but someone given a certificate from a fake school … well, that’s just another thing altogether. I was around during the time she got her credentials and remember very well that they were awarded to her. She didn’t even take the fake classes at the fake school. #facepalm

  3. Kelli

    Dr. Martin Luthor King had a legit education from real schools. He graduated from Morehouse in 1948 with a B.A. in Sociology. He later attended and graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, where he not only earned a Bachelor of Divinity in 1951, but was also awarded a graduate fellowship that allowed him to pursue his doctorate. He eventually enrolled in Boston University’s School of Theology and began his doctoral studies.

    These were real universities, with actual credentials and real classrooms and real professors with their own real degrees.

  4. joeschmoe

    We all figured this out a decade ago. Surprised she still uses the Dr moniker with seriousness.

    Anyone can get a PHD and an issued certificate that calls you a Dr, for a bit of money and thats about it. These types of places try to skirt around it by saying they use “life experience” to issue your degree (obvious bullshit).

    There is no harm in prancing around and saying you have PHD until it harms others. Sharon was leaving people thinking she was an actual medical doctor with an actual PHD, and trusting her words and decisions far too much.

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