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UC-San Diego Med School Reportedly Training Doctors to Use Critical Race Theory in Health Care

UC-San Diego Med School Reportedly Training Doctors to Use Critical Race Theory in Health Care

“Courses built around social justice narratives of injustice are increasingly offered and fused into existing medical education.”

This has to be stopped and patients are going to have to play a role. CRT should have no place in the practice of medicine.

The College Fix reports:

UCSD med school trains doctors to use critical race theory in health care: report

The University of California San Diego’s top-rated medical school integrates progressive social justice and racial politics into its curriculum in an effort to “expand medicine’s role as a mechanism of social engineering,” argues a new report written by critics of critical race theory.

The 14-page report, released June 21 and titled “The Woke Invasion of Racial Politics into UCSD Medical Education,” was published by Do No Harm and details guest lectures, curricula, protests, events and academic programming that appear to prioritize politics over science.

Some of it originates with administration, the report stated, “while other aspects of it are fostered by student pressure and activism, primarily in the wake of George Floyd.”

“Dismantling racism” is a stated goal of the UC San Diego Health Strategic Framework. The medical school’s “Family Medicine Diversity and Anti-Racism Committee” has hosted talks on microaggressions, implicit bias, border health and “race in medicine,” the report noted.

The UCSD-SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency put out a statement supporting Black Lives Matter in which the group called for physicians to “move beyond race neutrality to actively embracing anti-racist policies.”

A School of Medicine program called “Transforming Indigenous Doctor Education” that trains future doctors on “social, environmental, economic and political issues related to providing healthcare to tribal communities” is cited in the report. Coursework includes classes called “Environmental Racism” and “Medicine, Race, and the Global Politics of Inequality.”

Medical trainees are encouraged to read Ibram X. Kendi’s book “How to Be an Anti-Racist.” The report also flags UCSD’s Department of Psychiatry’s anti-racism and diversity committee.

“Courses built around social justice narratives of injustice are increasingly offered and fused into existing medical education. Perhaps most disturbing is the growth of multiple internal institutes devoted to scientifically analyzing ‘empathy’ as a socially fungible metric,” the report stated.

Do No Harm describes itself as “a diverse group of physicians, healthcare professionals, medical students, patients, and policymakers united by a moral mission: Protect healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology.”

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Comments

The Gentle Grizzly | July 13, 2022 at 8:07 am

This dangerous nonsense needs stopping, but, I have no idea how this is to be done. There are too many in a position to do so, but are – justifiably – afraid of getting “canceled” either professionally, or losing their very lives.

Oh well, at least people will quit coming here for lifesaving treatments and technology. Medical care goes down the crapper, people suffer and die but at least they get their preferred pronouns along the way. It’s all good!

Well, let’s look at this from the right angle.
This is nothing new.
Doctors have ALWAYS been trained with “medical ethics.”
Now they are just being trained with BAD medical ethics.

So “do no harm” has morphed into “do no good?”

    empiricallyobvious in reply to Dimsdale. | July 14, 2022 at 2:13 am

    I believe that “Do no harm” is the “whistleblower”, not the perpetrator of this little bit of “Red Army Cultural Revolution”. This will not end well for medicine or our healthcare delivery system.
    100 years of leftist/Marxist control of government schools and universities has landed us in this mess.
    The asymmetric warfare waged against us and our institutions is causing us to crumble from within…