Med schools redo ‘diversity’ programs after federal complaints

Several medical schools across the nation have recently amended or scaled back diversity, equity and inclusion programs and policies after they were flagged by Do No Harm, a medical advocacy group that seeks to push back against declining meritocratic standards and DEI encroachments in med school curricula.

The watchdog organization has filed more than 140 complaints with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights within the last two years, and nearly 40 investigations have been opened so far, with 30 still active, according to a spokesperson.

The complaints targeted universities that illegally discriminated based on race for scholarships, fellowships, awards and academic programs in an effort to advance DEI initiatives.

Do No Harm’s latest victory came after the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus ended “three ‘diversity’ scholarships that restricted eligibility on the basis of race, sexual orientation, or gender identity,” according to a Dec. 5 announcement.

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