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Students at U. Pittsburgh Medical School Add Vow Against ‘Systemic Racism’ to Hippocratic Oath

Students at U. Pittsburgh Medical School Add Vow Against ‘Systemic Racism’ to Hippocratic Oath

“The oath included references to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, “systemic racism,” and LGBTQ+ identity.”

The left’s social justice agenda will eventually reach into virtually every discipline of study. Not even the hard sciences will be immune from this.

Campus Reform reports:

Pitt med students add vow against ‘systemic racism’ to Hippocratic Oath

Students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine started a tradition of writing a class oath, to be recited alongside the traditional Hippocratic Oath.

The Hippocratic Oath is a vow to medical best practices that was affirmed by ancient Greek physicians. Today, it is still a tradition to say a version of the Hippocratic Oath at many medical school graduations as a standard of ethical conduct.

In the days before its Aug. 16 white coat ceremony, the class of 2024 presented its new oath to Pitt Medicine administrators. The oath included references to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, “systemic racism,” and LGBTQ+ identity.

Specifically, the oath says that students will be allies to “those of low socioeconomic status, the BIPOC community, the LGBTQIA+ community, womxn/women, differently-abled individuals and other underserved groups in order to dismantle the systemic racism and prejudice that medical professionals and society have perpetuated.”

One Pitt freshman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Campus Reform “I don’t care what they believe, but scientifically there are two genders.”

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I hate to disagree with the Pitt freshman (who is probably more intelligent than most of his fellow students), but it is incorrect to say that “scientifically there are two genders.”

“Gender” is not a scientific concept. Used properly, it is a grammatical concept. In its most common use, it is a political concept designed to confuse people. Unfortunately, it works.

“Systemic racism” is nothing more than the mass hysteria case of 2020.
I pray I will live long enough to see it relegated to the historical idiocies bin, along with milk-carton children and Satanist day-care center abuse.

Connivin Caniff | November 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm

I hope that Pitt doesn’t go so far as to cancel its mascot, the Panther, because it is black. And I would feel better if the Pitt Medical School would, rather, add to its oath a provision against “systemic overcharging” throughout the American medical industry, including doctors.

So in the future will it be dangerous for a white male to be treated by a Pitt MD? I thought the standard was that everyone got the best available treatment and the doc wasn’t trying to dismantle society.

Specifically, the oath says that students will be allies to

Does anybody other than me read this as “students will be slaves of/servants to”? It is clear to me that this oath intends those taking it to volunteer for inferior social and political status, and to be subservient to their “allies” (or, as I see it, their slavemasters).

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