First, Brook No Dissent. Medicos are being turned into Woke Warriors.

First, Brook No Dissent. Medicos are being turned into Woke Warriors. By John Sailer.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits medical schools in the United States, and has long required schools to bolster student and faculty diversity and teach cultural competence. …

The Oregon Health and Science University, ranked first in the nation for family medicine, was reaccredited in the summer of 2020, but the LCME found it “unsatisfactory” in the area of “faculty diversity.” In response, the school’s senior associate dean for education promised a “concerted effort and sustained commitment at the highest levels of the institution.”

In November, OHSU adopted a 24-page Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Strategic Action Plan, created “in alignment with accreditation requirements.” The new plan makes it virtually impossible for faculty to object to DEI measures without jeopardizing their careers. It institutes ongoing training on “DEI and anti-racism” with “consequences for individuals who are not compliant with the required training.” It also mandates new performance reviews that evaluate “how the employee is contributing to improving DEI, anti-racism and social justice,” along with a social justice section in faculty promotion packages, again reinforced with unelaborated “consequences.” …

The LCME likewise deemed the University of Minnesota Medical School unsatisfactory in diversity and cultural competence. The school’s accreditation page lists its progress in both areas: hiring a new vice dean for DEI, hiring new DEI directors to “enhance existing DEI curriculum across all 4 years,” and working with the Medical Education Student Reform Coalition. Like its predecessor group, MERSC insists on radical policy changes, calling for a curriculum that focuses on “health inequity,” “systemic racism,” and “white supremacy.” …

Such pressure from the accrediting organization might explain the disproportionate emphasis placed on DEI in American medical education.

DEI is infiltrating medical education, often treating political issues such as health disparities as settled questions. If the trend continues, it will further politicize medicine. Unfortunately, the LCME shows no sign of stopping.

The left uses their control of institutions like the medical school accreditation body to push their ideology. Gotta burn those institutions down.