Leading Medical Schools are Rejecting Applicants Who Don’t Embrace Multicultural Principles
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has thoroughly engulfed American institutions to the point that America’s leading medical schools are using these standards to weed out applicants. According to a newly released report by Do No Harm, these institutions are placing DEI as a requirement, in addition to the already stiff grade and testing requirements that applicants must meet.
“A review of the admissions process at 50 of the top-ranked medical schools found that 36 asked applicants their views on, or experience in, DEI efforts,” outlined the Do No Harm report, which the National Review was able to obtain. “Many were overt in asking applicants if they agreed with certain statements about racial politics and the causes of disparate health outcomes.”
Per the report, medical schools are putting forward theses questions in an effort to “turn ideological support for health equity and social justice initiatives into a credential that increases an applicant’s chance of acceptance,” “screen out dissenters,” and “signal to all applicants that they are expected to support this new cause.”
“Top medical schools have woven their commitment to woke politics into their application process, asking future doctors to prove their commitment to divisive ideologies or risk being rejected from medical school,” the report concluded.
This DEI trend appears to be leaking into mid-tier universities. Isaac Schorr of the National Review observed that University of Pittsburgh’s “professes to be interested in combating all forms of systemic barriers and entreats applicants to share their ‘thoughts on opposing… systemic racism, anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, and misogyny.’”
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School asks applicants to “describe an interaction or experience that has made you more sensitive or appreciative of cultural differences, and/ or how you have committed yourself to understanding and aiding in the pursuit of equity and inclusion in your academic, professional or personal life.”
In the University of Minnesota’s case, Schorr noted that applicants are made aware “our country is reckoning with its history, racism, racial injustice, and especially anti-black racism.” Subsequently, they’re asked to disclose their “reflections on, experiences with, and greatest lessons learned about systemic racism.”
In University of Miami’s application process, prospective candidates are asked about what they have “done to help identify, address and correct an issue of systemic discrimination?”
This is standard operating procedure in academic institutions and increasingly in major corporations across America these days. A serious right-wing nationalist government would do everything possible to purge DEI insanity from both public and private institutions alike.
Republicans can start this by electing governors who will take a muscular approach against wokism that consists of defunding institutions, firing public officials, and depriving corporations of state contracts that promote this noxious, anti-white standard.