The Dangers of DEI in Medicine: Compromising Patient Care for Ideology


Thread via Ben Shapiro

1/ DEI in medicine means that even if doctors injure patients, they might still be protected (even promoted). It means that top hospitals are abandoning key metrics when hiring surgeons. And it means research by whites may be disregarded. Here’s what I’ve found…

2/ Sources tell me Wake Forest Medical School is about to graduate Kychelle Del Rosario – the med student who injured a conservative patient and bragged about it. Wake Forest allowed Rosario to lay low and take a voluntary leave of absence when this scandal broke.

3/ I’m also told that UPenn Health has hired Ewen Liu, Del Rosario’s classmate who said it “seemed ‘karma-tic’” when she injured the patient who mocked her pronoun pin. Wake Forest showered Liu with awards for excellence in patient care, and she now focuses on “LGBTQ+ Health.”

4/ Both UPenn and Liu’s medical school, Wake Forest, have attempted to hide Liu’s hiring. Wake Forest didn’t list Liu’s hospital in graduation materials, and UPenn doesn’t list Liu’s medical school on its website.

5/ This is the norm in medicine. Meet award-winning Duke surgical resident Vignesh Raman. At an internal DEI lecture, Raman says his “heart sinks” when he has patients who watch Fox News or wear MAGA hats. Then he celebrates having a majority “non-white” population to treat:

6/ Raman adds that post-George Floyd, Duke made a concerted effort to stop hiring so many “walls of white men.” He says the team is now “abandoning … all sort[s] of metrics” and adopting a “completely holistic” application practice in order to recruit more women and non-white…

7/ Raman also tweeted that he won’t “amplify” medical literature involving only white men – because it’s not as if white men have ever advanced medicine or anything.

8/ Vignesh Raman is just one example of a much larger trend. The American College of Surgeons, or ACS, recently gave its 88,000 members a definition of “racism” that implies it’s impossible to be racist against white people.

9/ The ACS also invited Madeline B. Torres to explain to its members that “when patients see physicians who look like them, they tend to do better.” She also says grants and awards are being distributed to surgeons on the basis of minority status.

10/ This is now the prevailing view in surgical medicine. At a recent conference on DEI at UPenn, where Ewen Liu now works, one surgeon says that it’s “off putting” that so many surgeons are white men.

11 / The doctors also state that surgery needs something like the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires that teams interview minority candidates. But the doctors say surgery needs an expanded version that goes further and ensures that minority candidates are selected.

12/ It’s bad enough when teachers or government bureaucrats talk like this, but valuing intersectionality over merit can literally mean life or death in surgery.

13/ According to a recent Johns Hopkins study, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The only thing physicians should care about is competence. Anything else will get people killed.

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In reading Mark Levine’s latest book, Democrats Hate America, he cites an 8th grade textbook’s definition of racism as “…systemic marginalization and/or oppression of people of color…” (my emphasis). In other words, there is no possible racism against “white” (however you might want to define that) people, so HAVE AT IT! One doesn’t have to be too imaginative to see how that could translate into the medical profession.

Hopefully, this current trend will result in leftists seeking out the leftist doctors and they will commence to killing each other through malpractice.