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UPenn Doctor Says ‘Anti-Racist’ Policies are ‘Corrupting Medicine’

UPenn Doctor Says ‘Anti-Racist’ Policies are ‘Corrupting Medicine’

“there are some things you can’t sacrifice”

Infusing the study of medicine with social justice is a massive mistake. How did we even come to this point?

The New York Post reports:

UPenn doctor: ‘Anti-racist’ policies are wrecking American medicine

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, is giving members of his profession heart palpitations.

Goldfarb, 78, says new “anti-racism” med school policies are lowering standards, reducing students to the color of their skin and corrupting medicine in general — much to the outrage of his fellow faculty members.

“I understand we need to give people more opportunities,” Goldfarb, a trained nephrologist, told The Post. “But there are some things you can’t sacrifice. This focus on diversity means we’re going to take someone with a certain skin color because we think they’re OK, that they can do the work. But we’re not going to look for the best and the brightest. We’re going to look for people who are just OK to make sure we have the right mixture of ethnic groups in our medical schools.”

After the May 2020 murder of George Floyd, the powerful American Medical Association (AMA) and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) claimed that systemic racism was to blame for racial disparities between white and black patients.

Last year, the AMA announced a three-year strategic plan to “aggressively push forward” new policies that encourage people of color to enter the medical profession, in order to help eliminate the disparities between white and minority patients…

“It’s manyfold harder for a white medical student who has average grades to get accepted into medical school, maybe 30 or 40 times harder than a minority student with the same grades,” Goldfarb said, adding that the parents of a young white man with a 4.0 GPA in college recently reached out to him when their son’s applications to US medical schools were rejected.

He said the new policies could eventually hurt minority students who could be viewed as less competent than their white peers.

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Will there be a medical “James Ho” (Judge who declared he won’t hire any more clerks from Yale) who says, “My hospital or faculty will no longer hire Harvard (for example) grads because their woke education makes them poor doctors?”

It would be nice but don’t hold your breath.

“Last year, the AMA announced a three-year strategic plan to “aggressively push forward” new policies that encourage people of color to enter the medical profession, in order to help eliminate the disparities between white and minority patients…”

Was that the policy that turned away white covid patients in racist favor of POCs?

Let the onslaught of wokist abuse towards Dr. Goldfarb begin.

Lucky for him he is emeritus with no career to ruin. But cocktail parties are now out.

Just think, if he had not died, George Floyd could now have been a doctor, especially with his superior knowledge of pharmaceuticals. /s

There is a certain parasite that eats its host from within.
Welcome to the new United States of America which is quickly becoming a shell of its former self.

    healthguyfsu in reply to paracelsus. | October 12, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    There’s actually a whole class of them called endoparasites. And there are more ways than one to “eat” a host, metaphorically speaking.

“He said the new policies could eventually hurt minority students who could be viewed as less competent than their white peers.”

Of course. That was the case with medical schools 50 years ago (“Sanford and Son” had a show on it, when Redd Foxx demanding to see a “real” doctor when presented with a black physician) and the legal community under the “CLEO” program, which turned out lots of “Triple A” lawyers (“Affirmative Action Accessions”)

Frankly, I don’t care what somebody looks like. I care about their abilities. This is why I’m looking closely at a woman doctor about forty who has impressive credentials and was a chief resident at a large hospital. Qualifications matter.
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Less than 20% of doctors belong to the AMA. yet the AMA is considered the trusted authority representing the medical profession. Sad.

BierceAmbrose | October 13, 2022 at 4:09 pm

“Sacrifice” is the right word; it’s the right metaphor.

Valuable, perhaps sacred things are being “sacrificed” to demanding, hungry gods.