The American College of Surgeons is at it again. First, Do No Harm visiting fellow Dr. Richard Bosshardt drew attention to the prestigious institution’s divisive turn and attempt to censor dissent. Now another source has let us know that the ACS is doubling down on discriminatory woke ideology.
The source sent us details the ACS’ upcoming Clinical Congress in Boston, Massachusetts. The Clinical Congress is the organization’s annual conference, attended by thousands of surgeons. They can expect indoctrination from start to finish.
The conference will feature an event called “DEI and Antiracism Fundamentals, Skills Building and Implementation Principles for Surgeons.” It’s as bad as it sounds. The event will brainwash surgeons with the “core tenets of DEI and Anti-racism along with the requisite skills necessary to strategically implement DEI efforts in one’s own surgical environments.” As we’ve seen, implementing DEI and anti-racism means fixating on patients’ race and even discriminating against patients, including by giving some patients preferential access to treatment.
The conference also has plenty of other woke sessions. The list includes panel discussions on “how to achieve health equity” and “the social determinants of health,” as well as breakout sessions on recruiting more students from races that “under-represented in medicine” and “addressing implicit bias.” Without fail, these events will beat surgeons over the head with divisive and discriminatory ideas, from accusing surgeons of racism to training surgeons to be political activists as much as medical professionals.
None of this belongs in surgery, much less the rest of medicine. When Dr. Bosshardt called out the American College of Surgeons last year, he said it “must choose between surgery and ideology.” The ACS has made its choice, and it’s the wrong one. Surgeons and their patients deserve so much better.
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