This comment, from a respected physician, hits the critical danger from the whacked wokeness afflicting medicine.
“When my daughter’s boyfriend graduated from a top 20 med school in Boston in June – the same school that I attended and from which my daughter will graduate this year – I was surprised that the program did not list any seniors as members of “AOA,” the national medical honor society. My daughter informed me that the students had voted to eliminate it because it was “racist.” As a student in the ’80s, I worked my tail off in order to get that honor (I wasn’t the smartest in my class of 140 by a long shot).
Since when is pursuing excellence racist? Doesn’t banning the honor society a sign of racism itself, by implying that some group or group(s) have a more difficult time achieving it? This is a common theme among the woke: They posture as “anti-racist,” at the same time they don’t recognize their own hypocrisy.
To be a leftist is to be a hypocrite, as Rush used to say.”
None of us are better off if we abandon the meritocracy; if we emphasize characteristics and beliefs that have nothing to do with ability, experience, knowledge and hard work. Our communities and our nation suffer when we do not have the best, most capable people doing any job. This has nothing to do with equal opportunity; it has to do with the futile and insane quest to creat equal outcomes. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian or any other race or ethnicity or gender or religion, when you have a serious health-problem, you want the best care and you want to be treated as an individual.
People are literally going to live in worse health and even to die because woke medical schools and woke medicine will lead to poorly skilled clinicians and even completely incompetent ones providing care. Good luck if you become seriously ill.