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Medical Schools, the New Church of Woke

In March, a medical student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine decided to commit medical malpractice and the crime of intentional battery on a patient. The patient wasn’t a murderer, rapist, or Hitler. Nope, the patient just made the error of making light fun of the resident’s name tag that had her pronouns on it.

Deleted tweet by Kychelle Del Rosario, 4th-year med. school student.

Was she/her punished? Nope. Wake Forest did a review that consisted of: “did you intend to commit a crime?” and weirdly the resident denied she did it on purpose. She was praised by fellow cultists. A student from San Francisco wrote in her school paper, according to the Daily Mail:

“‘Twitter users were quick to condemn Rosario for purportedly violating the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm and ”assaulting” a patient over ”[differences] in political beliefs”, while failing to offer any substantive or nuanced criticism of the bigotry expressed by her patient.”

Committing the sin of mocking pronouns is on par with committing a crime, apparently — at least to cultists. She left med school on a voluntary leave of absence, but maybe it was to engage in more leftist propaganda.

Nothing upsets snowflakes more than mocking them for silliness but usually, the woke have little power to physically hurt people. That might change, as medical schools are now demanding piety to the new cult of woke.

The effort to turn medical schools into expensive schools of sociology started before 2022. In 2019, the effort for equity and inclusion was being added, ad hoc, to how professors taught medical classes. Nothing grips the mind like informing medical students that systemic racism is to blame for obesity and other medical conditions inherent with a person’s personal and unhealthy choices.

The push to blame everything on racism hit overdrive in 2020, when George Floyd, an addict loaded on fatal doses of illegal drugs, died. Medical schools went on strike. Students left their classrooms and headed to “church” — outdoors, wearing masks and kneeling with “Black Lives Matter” signs. It’s quickly becoming a traditional denomination for the left: Photos of medical students kneeling and heads bowed for protesting too much whiteness in white coats.

Now, there is a concerted effort to take up the time of medical students with religious indoctrination – a catechism of systemic racism, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released its official Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Competencies for medical students to commit to memory and practice. No longer is it good enough to be a good doctor; now, before a student, then resident medical doctor, can ply their trade, they must be full, card-carrying members of a cult.

Among the most important parts of being a good doctor, one must develop the “skills of inclusion and diversity.” The student must be an “ally” of the marginalized. Before a student of medicine is allowed to graduate, they must describe (presumably to those who will grade them in some sort of Star Chamber setting), the impactful nature of “systemic oppression” in healthcare. They must show sufficient proficiency in the fine art of recognizing  “white supremacy, acculturation and assimilation.” And “colonization of healthcare” will be at the forefront.

There is little doubt that if the student, regardless of competency in medicine, doesn’t bend the knee and answer all questions with sufficient piety, their careers are doomed. Once a student graduates from medical school, they go through a process call “Matching.” “Match Day” is an important step for medical school graduates and assuming a student answered all of the above items with less-than perfect enthusiasm, the chances of him or her getting a matching (preferred) residency will be–likely–zero.

For medical residents, they must be fully versed in power and white privilege and policies of oppression. And yes, medical curricula will soon find disdain for things like “individualism, objectivity,” and a “sense of urgency.” Being a part of the “white supremacy culture” is out, like bleeding a patient with leeches. A patient better not micro-aggress; they might get micro-poked with a needle by a doctor with pronouns on a “they/them” name tag.

And I don’t know that a “sense of urgency” is a problem for modern medicine. Have you been to a doctor’s office lately?

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