Do No Harm has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and is requesting an investigation of the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine for its discriminatory Visiting Clerkship for Underrepresented Minority Students in Medicine (URiM) program.
Eligibility criteria for the funded program state that applicants must come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine; specifically, “Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American (American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, mainland Puerto Rican).” This is in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and illegally discriminates on the basis of race, color, and national origin.
Do No Harm works to protect the healthcare industry and individual practitioners against divisive ideologies and practices. If you are aware of a discriminatory scholarship or policy at your medical or nursing school, or if you didn’t apply because you thought a discriminatory policy worked against you, please let us know.
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