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U. Michigan Medical Students Walk Out on Pro-Life Speaker During Initiation Ceremony

U. Michigan Medical Students Walk Out on Pro-Life Speaker During Initiation Ceremony

Bravo to the dean because he refused to cancel Dr. Kristin Collier’s speech.

What a bunch of babies.

Dozens of new medical students at the University of Michigan and their parents walked out of their initiation ceremony to protest pro-life Dr. Kristin Collier, an assistant professor at the medical school.

The initiation ceremony includes receiving your medical white coats and taking the White Coat Pledge and the Hippocratic Oath.

The students pressured the administration to cancel Collier’s speech. They claimed to be “scared” of what Collier could say in her speech. How old are these people because holy cow:

Students say they are scared about what will happen to abortion in Michigan, where a 1931 law that bans the intentional killing of preborn babies is enjoined due to a lawsuit.

Collier’s speech worries them more. “I’m already scared that I’ve chosen to attend school in a state where I may very well lose my right to a safe abortion, and the decision by UMMS to have Dr. Collier as a keynote speaker makes this even scarier,” one student stated.

“It makes me seriously doubt whether the school will continue to advocate for reproductive rights,” the student allegedly stated.

“I am attending UMMS in large part because of their progressive approach to health care and education, and the choice to have Dr. Collier as keynote speaker makes me question my decision,” another student wrote.

Good for Marschall S. Runge, MD, Ph.D., Dean of the Medical School of the University of Michigan, because he refused to cancel the speech. He stressed the  “critical importance of diversity of personal thought and ideas, which is foundational to academic freedom and excellence.”

Runge wrote:

Kristin Collier, M.D., was chosen as the keynote speaker for the 2022 White Coat Ceremony based on nominations and voting by members of the U-M Medical School Gold Humanism Honor Society, which is comprised of medical students, house officers, and faculty. The Society chapter, which was formed at U-M Medical School in 2016, represents exemplars of humanistic patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine.

We have received both positive and negative feedback on the choice of our keynote speaker. The White Coat Ceremony is not a platform for discussion of controversial issues, and Dr. Collier never planned to address a divisive topic as part of her remarks. Our values speak about honoring the critical importance of diversity of personal thought and ideas, which is foundational to academic freedom and excellence. We would not revoke a speaker because they have different personal ideas than others.

Collier did not get political in her speech. Instead, she praised the students and offered them advice. She never planned to talk about abortion or Roe v. Wade:

“I want to acknowledge the deep wounds our community has suffered over the past several weeks,” said Collier as she began her speech, which was not about abortion, apparently referencing the controversy.

“We have a great deal of work to do for healing to occur,” she continued. “And I hope that for today, for this time, we can focus on what matters most: coming together to support our newly accepted students and their families with the goal of welcoming them into one of the greatest vocations that exist on this earth.”

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Comments

2smartforlibs | July 25, 2022 at 11:03 am

Remember when higher education was where the debates happened. Now higher indoctrination is where bigotry happens.

chrisboltssr | July 25, 2022 at 11:05 am

Just remember the named of Eli Dickens and Nick Bostic. There is still hope for this country as long as it still produces those kinds of men.

amatuerwrangler | July 25, 2022 at 11:19 am

Makes you wonder what kind of doctors those walk-outs will be. They should be disenrolled now, before any more money and time is invested in trying to make useful people of them. Fill the openings with people who want to be real doctors.

    jimincalif in reply to amatuerwrangler. | July 25, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    They will be perfect doctors for this post-Covid world. They will follow CDC guidelines without question. Once most of the actual thinking doctors are replaced with these government-controlled drones, it will be easier for the feds to finish their complete takeover of healthcare.

taurus the judge | July 25, 2022 at 11:20 am

Let them walk out

“maybe” one day they will come to learn their total irrelevance

All those students who walked out should be disenrolled because they have no sense of medical ethics or basic morality. I wouldn’t want a single one of them be my doctor because they base their decision-making solely on politics.

They are such good people and so brave!

“Doctors” are the dumbest bunch of educated people.

These future “doctors” are not going into the medical profession for anything but $$$ and should be rejected.

    JustSayN2O in reply to Barry. | July 25, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Doctors enter the medical profession to fight disease. I did.

      gonzotx in reply to JustSayN2O. | July 25, 2022 at 2:29 pm

      These freaks are not you
      They are lost
      Probably treat black, brown, red before any white

      Dathurtz in reply to JustSayN2O. | July 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm

      Awesome! From your perspective, what percentage of doctors is that true of?

      I ask because an awful lot of us will never trust a doctor again and I find that disheartening. It certainly looks bad from the outside, but that is from the outside.

      jimincalif in reply to JustSayN2O. | July 25, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      This is certainly true of the doctors I know personally as friends, but they are now retired. The doctors I go to for healthcare seem pretty much to be corporate automatons who regurgitate CDC guidelines from 9-5.

      Barry in reply to JustSayN2O. | July 25, 2022 at 8:19 pm

      That’s fine. When did you enter the medical profession?
      I have three friends from school and a younger sister that chose to be doctors. They all did so for the reason of helping those in medical distress. They have now retired except for my sister. They all hate the current medical profession and share my view.

      How many doctors spoke up to tell you that a mask, any mask, will not make any difference in the transmission of an airborne virus?

      Here is your stat. Your either a teller of truth or you are a sellout. By my accounting at least 90% of doctors kept their mouth shut and took the money.

    alaskabob in reply to Barry. | July 25, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Wrong!! They are going to heal us of our endemic racism and phobias… oh… and make a tom of money dong it. There are many reasons for becoming a doctor… and you are right… some solely as a business model for making a living. Some even pretend that during med school or residency that they “have made it”. Much like “pre-med” is an assured deal.

    Dimsdale in reply to Barry. | July 25, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I guess “do no harm” is just passe with the new breed of woke med students.

I wonder what the correlation between walking out and supporting the china lock-downs and ineffective mask wearing is?

100% I’d bet.

Revoke the admission of every single student that walked out because they clearly are not interested in service the public as medical professionals.

“Kristin Collier, M.D., was chosen as the keynote speaker for the 2022 White Coat Ceremony based on nominations and voting by members of the U-M Medical School Gold Humanism Honor Society, which is comprised of MEDICAL STUDENTS”

Clearly the cry-bullies who are trying to use a show of force (which is what this was it was an organized way of telling the school “we are not tolerated Republicans and will do what we can to make things difficult for them”) are not the only kind of students and we shouldn’t pretend they are.

This incident isn’t being covered correctly by the way I saw plenty of medical students and their parents stay in the auditorium in the video sources included, and I assume not all of those are the Republican students because most of the students remained.

The ones who left should be expelled and replaced with the people they beat for admissions. Grades aren’t the only things medical schools look at and this kind of behavior simply shouldn’t be tolerated.

I am assuming that the youtube video linked has not been deceptively edited because it was included in the source stories.

They walked out on a Professor?

Lol

Maybe they don’t understand their oath

“First, do no harm”

Abortion is murder…

Narcissism on parade.

I can’t wait till they get the disillusionment of how effed up their careers will be due to government handling, insurance management, and general clinic contracting.

    Spot on. This was done as a way to draw attention to themselves, not to advance their skills or knowledge. A doctor who cares more about themselves than patients, particularly those who are the most vulnerable, is far less of a doctor than a golfer who wears scrubs occasionally.

Its all about their feelings.

Let them walk out of the auditorium and continue walking out of a profession completely unsuited to them as caring, rational doctors.

If unpunished, these students will be emboldened to also walk out on patients who express conservative viewpoints.

I’m not too eager to be treated by a doctor who is AFRAID of words and concepts. Medicine is pretty nitty gritty. In the midst of incurable cancer, explaining MS to a new patient, is this snowflake doctor going to scream in fear of a WORD???

Dejectedhead | July 25, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Why don’t I trust doctors?

This is why I don’t trust doctors. I know many of them will put their progressive politics over my well being, therefore I’ll advocate for myself first and not be subject to their experiments/retribution/poor decision making.

Capitalist-Dad | July 25, 2022 at 2:09 pm

Who wants a doctor so ideological that all non-ideological viewpoints are met with a walkout. These freaks are the same mindset as doctors in Nazi Germany required to reject the truth that there was no scientific difference between Aryan blood and Jewish blood.

    Not to mention these people are hypersensitive to the point that one wrong word constitutes “violence” in their ideology. There was a story some months back about a nursing student who was “offended” because the patient she was drawing blood from “disrespected her preferred pronouns” on her name badge. She purposefully missed veins while trying to insert a needle and bragged about it online.

I took a class in public speaking way back in the 80’s. The instructor was what people today would call a classical liberal. I was a conservative then as I am now. One of my speeches was on the 2nd Amendment.

Did well and got what I considered a fair grade. I spoke to her after class and asked her what she thought of my personal political views. She smiles, and I paraphrase, “It would be awfully boring if we all agreed all the time”.

We were polar opposites politically but there was always a mutual respect and civility between us. I really liked her. It’s a damn shame such mutual respect now seems to be a thing of the past.

Life is a mystery? Planned Patienthood?

Note: update last will and testament. avoid Pro-Choice “doctors” with prejudice.

Principles can be attributed to a diversity of individuals, minority of one.

It they think a speech from someone they disagree with on an issue not relevant to the speech is scary, wait until they hit classes, rotations and residency.

E Howard Hunt | July 25, 2022 at 3:04 pm

Any red blooded white males walk out, or only nasally chicks, minorities and pajama boy incels?

We’re they all carring Mao’s Little Red Book by chance?

The way I wish I worked:

“No soup coat for you!” And you … and you …

I think I’d prefer my doctors to be a bit more interested in preserving life.

iconotastic | July 25, 2022 at 4:39 pm

Does anyone really care what a first year medical student thinks?

In their hyper-fanatical Leftist zealotry, these students remind me of the medical resident who was rightly fired for having made Jew-hating remarks on social media, including the declaration that she would give Jewish patients the wrong medicines. The vile Dumb-o-crats’ indoctrination of students and their corrosive politicization of every field (not just medicine, but, law, engineering, technology, etc.) has predictably dangerous and deleterious effects.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-doctor-fired-after-anti-semitic-tweets-surface-including-threat-n953916

daniel_ream | July 25, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Remind me again what the Hippocratic Oath says about abortion?

    Milhouse in reply to daniel_ream. | July 25, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Hippocrates was a dead white man. And quite likely a slave owner. Also cisgendered, though probably not straight.

When I was their age, kids that went on and on about being “scared” as much as these wimpettes do almost always made the acquaintance of the Swirly Monster.

Old Navy Doc | July 26, 2022 at 7:49 am

Until yesterday, I was a proud UofM Med alumnus and helped interview Med school applicants. No more.

Anti-intellectual “wokeness” was present on campus when I attended in the 60’s and has mushroomed. The Med school used to be more tolerant, open minded, and supported TRUE diversity.
The students who demonstrated were unworthy and unfit to become physicians and need to be counseled and/or expelled. The faculty and students who sit by were shameful enablers.

The dean and lecturer did well, but it may be too late for UofM Med. Diversity is more than genitals, sex acts, and melanin. Diversity and freedom. of thought is required or the institution is an indoctrination tool.

I mourn for what used to be great and now tolerates and shields bigots. Make Orwell fiction again.

Every student that walked out should be identified and asked to transfer elsewhere. Snowflakes so easily offended by someone saying something they don’t like are unsuited for any professional field much less a medical one. What happens if a patients views are something they don’t like? Will they refuse treatment?