Missouri is moving to get divisive and discriminatory race-based ideology out of medical schools – and the medical establishment is throwing a fit. Look no further than a recent email Do No Harm obtained, which is from a listserv maintained by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD).
The email is in response to Rep. Ben Baker’s new bill that seeks to stop medical schools from forcing “Critical Race Theory” and “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” on students and faculty. The bill is a response to the rise of such dangerous ideas at the medical schools associated with Washington University and the University of Missouri, where indoctrination is increasingly common. The bill has been introduced in the Missouri House and Senate, with passage possibly coming later this year.
Cue the outrage from the medical establishment. A subscribing member of the listserv sent out an email to other AFMRD members nationwide attacking the bill and explicitly seeking to stop it. The email asks “if any other states have tried this, or have experience quashing similar proposals.”
Translation: Radicalized medical associations don’t want policymakers or taxpayers keeping medical schools focused on medicine – because they’d rather keep pushing their extreme ideas.
The email lists all the Missouri bill’s provisions, all of which are common sense and would hold medical schools to higher standards – protecting future physicians and patients alike.
The sender then makes an extraordinary statement: “Not requiring learners to study or subscribe to DEI is in direct conflict with the organizations we are responsible to as program directors.” The meaning is clear: The medical establishment thinks radical indoctrination is now a crucial part of its job.
This backlash shows the urgent need for Missouri’s bill – and the same leadership is needed in other states. Here’s hoping Missouri lawmakers pass this legislation as soon as possible, for the sake of the state’s medical schools and patients.
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