California Medical School Under Federal Investigation For Operating Race-Based Clerkship

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened an investigation into the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine after a professor alleged its “Diversity Visiting Clerkship Award” discriminates against candidates based on race, the Department of Education (DOE) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday.

The OCR opened the investigation into the program on Dec. 29 after a complaint, filed by University of Michigan professor and watchdog group Do No Harm senior fellow Mark Perry in August, claimed that the program violated Title Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits race-based discrimination, according to a letter obtained by the DCNF. The program is open to fourth-year “black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander” students,” its website reads.

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