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This Is What Passes As “Continuous Knowledge” at the American Board of Family Medicine

  • February 7, 2023

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) offers Self-Assessment and Lifelong Learning in a number of topics that many physicians use to obtain and maintain their family medicine board certification. Individual modules in the “Knowledge Self-Assessment” section also provide continuous medical education (CME) credits to maintain…

Podcast

Episode Seven: The Healthcare System’s Two Paths

  • February 3, 2023

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb and Dr. Benita Cotton-Orr examine the two paths that our healthcare system can take as we move ahead to the future, including considerations for access and how improving access leads to better outcomes. …

Op-Ed

Even progressive Europe won’t go as far as America in child transgender treatments

  • January 31, 2023

What do Europeans know that American medical elites don’t — or, worse, won’t even consider? Western and Northern European countries are generally much more restrictive in transgender treatments for children, with several recently becoming sharply more so. Yet America is doubling down on invasive and irreversible medical interventions for minors…

Commentary

Race-Based Medicine and “Gender-Affirming Care:” Two Faces of the Corruption of Medicine

  • January 24, 2023

We at Do No Harm are devoted to combating divisive ideology in health care. To date, we’ve focused on the rise of race-based medicine, most notably Critical Race Theory and the diversity-industrial complex that endanger patients by lowering standards and demanding discrimination. Now, another destructive ideology demands our attention –…

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Episode Six: Academic Journals and the Infusion of Censorship, Bias, and Bad Research

  • January 20, 2023

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb and Senior Fellow Benita Cotton-Orr expose how medical journals are excluding research that doesn’t align with diversity, equity, and inclusion – representing a massive intrusion of racial issues into objective science. Are respected academic journals seeking the truth or is science now serving prejudged outcomes?…

Press Release

Statement About Harvard’s Ranking Decision

  • January 17, 2023

The U.S. News and World Report magazine’s ranking system for medical schools has long presented a problem for prestigious institutions like Harvard and Penn, where I used to teach. These medical schools desperately want to admit more students based on race, which they’ve done by lowering standards and admitting some…

Op-Ed

Florida medical schools should teach medicine, not extremism

  • January 13, 2023

Have Florida’s taxpayer-funded colleges and universities embraced divisive and even discriminatory ideas? That’s the question Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered them to answer in a Dec. 28 letter his administration sent to each school in the Florida College System and the State University System. It’s a valid ask, given the politicization of…

Commentary

A Response To JAMA’s Defense of Racial Discrimination

  • January 12, 2023

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published an outright defense of racially discriminatory admissions practices at medical schools, under the guise of “affirmative action.” Our chairman, Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, wrote the following response to this disturbing article. My former colleagues at the University of…

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PBS Promotes Faulty Racial Politics Over Sound Medical Judgment

  • December 23, 2022

One December 17, PBS News Weekend ran a spot titled “How racial biases in medical algorithms lead to inequities in care.” In an interview with Dr. Jayne Morgan, president-elect of the Georgia-based biotech company Southeast Life Sciences, she was asked about “racial biases” in medical diagnostic…

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Maternal Mortality in the U.S. – Media Narratives and Reality

  • December 20, 2022

Black women’s mortality rates are reported to be several-fold higher than white women and the overall U.S. rate is said to be substantially higher than other developed nations. A substantial part of the reported U.S. rate may result from a reporting system that has overestimated maternal deaths and one whose…

Podcast

Episode Four: The Hippocratic Oath

  • December 16, 2022

Dr. Stanley Goldfarb explains the history of the Hippocratic Oath, its focus on treating patients – no matter who they are – the same, and how it is the foundation of Do No Harm’s work. They examine the question – would Hippocrates feel that his work had failed when looking…

Podcast

Episode Three: Medical Students and Woke Medicine

  • December 2, 2022

In our third episode, Benita Cotton-Orr and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discuss how we can help medical students recognize, understand, and push back against the woke pedagogy that has infiltrated our medical schools.

Op-Ed

A Woke Panic on Maternal Mortality

  • November 18, 2022

Is there an epidemic of black mothers dying in the delivery room? So it would seem, given the drumbeat of academic studies and media stories over the past few years, including from Oprah Winfrey and the Biden administration. Yet it turns out that these alarming…

Commentary

Maternal Mortality in the U.S.-Media Narratives and Reality

  • November 17, 2022

Black women’s mortality rates are reported to be several fold higher than white women and the overall U.S. rate is said to be substantially higher than other developed nations. A substantial part of the reported U.S. rate may result from a reporting system that has overestimated maternal deaths and one…

Podcast

Episode Two: Politics in Medicine

  • November 11, 2022

In our second episode, Benita Cotton-Orr and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discuss when—and how—politics became such a big part of medicine.

Podcast

Episode One: Medical Schools as Institutions

  • October 28, 2022

In this inaugural episode, Dr. Stanley Goldfarb joins Benita Cotton-Orr to share his personal journey from practitioner to educator. Stan shares how he became aware – tragically – of the transformation of American medical education into a focus on social justice, “anti-racism,” and “diversity” at the expense of learning the…