By Ethan Huff
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released the first-ever analysis of the extent to which “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DEI) – this is code for anti-white leftism – has affected the quality of medical education in the United States. Suffice it to say that modern medicine is fast-becoming an affirmative action cesspool of unqualified “minorities” who only achieved their positions because of skin pigmentation rather than competency or merit.
No longer do hopeful nurses- and doctors-in-training have to prove their competency or merit in order to graduate. Now, the most important thing is the color of their skin or their racial background, which if it is not white or European means you can get fast-tracked into the top medical positions even if you lack the skills that might normally be required. (Related: One of the prerequisites to graduate from medical school in today’s America is to verbalize agreement that “white privilege” is real.)
As you might expect, standards of care are going out the window as a result. Patients are receiving the wrong type of care, the wrong doses of medicine, the wrong everything, in some cases, because their doctors were given special treatment for not being white.
While this publisher supports people of all colors, ethnicities, genders and religions becoming medical professionals, such positions must be earned, not gifted based on skin-deep traits.
American medicine becoming even more unsafe and lower quality due to wokeness
The AAMC surveyed 101 institutions representing nearly two-thirds of American medical schools – two were also in Canada – to assess their level of “wokeness.” The group found that the Ohio State University College of Medicine is one of the most woke medical schools in the country.
It turns out that pretty much every medical school in the country is woke, to some degree. Not a single institution on the AAMC list scored lower than the threshold at which DEI is deemed to be at least partially implemented – meaning nearly all future doctors are being indoctrinated and brainwashed into anti-white doctrines, and many of them will likely be sub-par physicians as a result, placing public health at risk.
“So how are medical schools most woke? Affirmative action, for one: 100% have ‘admissions policies and practices for encouraging a diverse class of students,’” writes Dr. Stanley Goldfarb in a piece for the New York Post.
“Fully 85% have leaders who’ve ‘used demographic data to promote change’ within their institution. In other words, medical schools are giving skin color and gender a consistently bigger emphasis in recruiting. This approach risks de-prioritizing merit, leading to a lower quality of medical students.”
“Schools are all but uniformly woke on many other measures. Ninety-nine percent have leaders who routinely participate in local, state or national DEI forums, diverting their focus from actual education. Some 98% have created a system for students to report bias, which risks self-censorship from educators who fear reprisals for teaching health care’s more difficult topics. The same percentage have launched new initiatives or funding streams for DEI, while 97% have ‘a dedicated office, staff, and resources.’”
In other words, most medical schools in America now have a full-time and permanent bureaucracy governing DEI that ensures students are fully immersed at all times in anti-white dogmas. Meanwhile, these same students are not learning the things they actually need to know about how to treat patients with things like knowledge and skill.
Keep in mind that the AAMC is pushing all medical schools to adopt all DEI dogmas, which Dr. Goldfarb warns “doesn’t bode well for the future of health care.” He further warns that with all this comes a dilution of admission standards, faculty and research resources, and overall medical education quality.
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