Remember how the national medical honor society caved to woke demands at UPenn’s medical school? The same thing has happened at the University of Utah Medical School, where Alpha Omega Alpha has decided to choose members based on their wokeness instead of just on academic excellence.
An anonymous tipster sent us a copy of an email laying out the new AOA member selection process. It reads:
“The AOA Constitution was changed… the fourth year group is elected based on an application process that tries to assess scholastic achievement, professionalism, research efforts, service, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion… we think this is a more fair and appropriate system than academic rank alone.” (Emphases Added.)
Let’s translate: If you want to be part of this prestigious organization, you have to prove you’re woke enough. Yet that’s not what Alpha Omega Alpha was designed to recognize.
As our chairman, Dr. Stan Goldfarb, has written in his book, AOA was established in 1915 as a race-neutral organization committed to recognizing medical students who distinguish themselves academically. Now some chapters are completely flipping, becoming a race-focused group focused on students who set themselves apart ideologically.
Such is the nature of the woke takeover of healthcare. It’s lowering standards across the board, while claiming to raise them. The next generation of physicians will reflect this decline. Worse, the patients these physicians serve will feel it.
Have you seen divisive woke policies or practices at your medical school? Please let us know – securely and anonymously.
Get up to speed with the threats facing healthcare – and how we’re protecting patients and physicians.
"*" indicates required fields