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Critics Slam Harvard Medical School for Asking Students to Volunteer to Help Fight Coronavirus

Critics Slam Harvard Medical School for Asking Students to Volunteer to Help Fight Coronavirus

“traumatic rather than educational”

https://youtu.be/4OXSnft0HaM

Why was there such a harsh reaction to this? Isn’t this the chosen field of these students?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard Medical School blasted for asking students to volunteer for COVID-19 effort

Harvard Medical School recently took heat regarding an email it had sent asking fourth-year students to volunteer at a local hospital to help in the coronavirus fight.

The message was written in conjunction with Partners HealthCare.

One of the main sticking points was the email pointing out that assisting at Boston Hope medical center could serve as an “ultimate capstone” before students started their internships.

According to The Crimson, critics expressed their displeasure via social media.

Recent Harvard Medical graduate Michael McClurkin said that phrase would make students “feel compelled to volunteer for fear of missing out on an opportunity.” He added that, in this instance, the experience could be “traumatic rather than educational.”

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago) resident Mudit Chowdhary went further on Twitter, claiming the email was “emotional blackmail” which “encourag[ed] impressionable medical students to work for free.” He told The Crimson the email’s phrasing “made it seem like this is just like a happy go lucky, ‘let’s go do it’ type of interaction.”

Chowdhary added: “It’s a real risk to your life, and a job that gives a real risk to your life should not be volunteered for. It should be paid.”

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impressionable medical students
Wow. This gives me even less confidence in our medical community than I already had….

It’s a real risk to your life, and a job that gives a real risk to your life should not be volunteered for. It should be paid.
So, you’re both a coward AND a mercenary. This is certainly a good look for a future doctor.

Yeah, anyone complaining about this is an entitled selfish snowflake brat that does not belong in health care. We can go without a few Harvard grads in the field that think they are going to be the next Linus Pauling and are above common bedside manner and patient interaction. The industry actually needs more of the caring, working class folks that are in short supply.

and a job that gives a real risk to your life should not be volunteered for. It should be paid.

Killing them becomes OK if you pay them while you do it?

What a concept! This could revolutionize Western society.

So it’s fine for SIXTY-NINE percent (NFPA) of America’s firefighters to be volunteers facing indeterminate threats at any minute of the day week after week, year after year but it’s NOT permissible for someone who’s invested tens of thousands of dollars & years of education to volunteer in a controlled environment on a predetermined schedule for a brief period due to a perceived ‘crisis’ simply as they’ve not yet graduated… Got it.

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