The organizations that certify all American medical schools have released new guidelines requiring the faculty and graduates of accredited schools to place priority on leftist goals of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
The mandates came down in July from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
The guidelines claim that throughout the entire history of the United States there have been “systemic health and health care inequities grounded in racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and other forms of discrimination.”
As a result, all medical school graduates must demonstrate they have identified “systems of power, privilege, and oppression.” New doctors must also learn how “colonization and white supremacy” have created systems of health care oppression. They must also be taught to incorporate “dimensions of diversity” into their assessments of patient health and their treatment plans.
This year’s modifications to the AAMC requirements follow other changes made last year that demonized “individualism and meritocracy” in the medical profession. The AAMC declared at that time that race has “no genetic or scientific basis.” At the time, some doctors warned that those changes would reduce standards of patient care and unnecessarily endanger lives.
The modifications also provide that the medical vulnerability of genetically different people is the “result of socially created processes” and not biological science.
This year’s AAMC changes also affect professors at medical schools. They must now teach their students “how knowledge of intersectionality informs clinical decision-making and practice.” They must also encourage students to be advocates for policies in medical practice that “promote, build, and sustain” diversity of “health care team.”
Students must also be taught how “systems of power privilege, and oppression” affect medical policies. The students are to be taught further how to “engage with systems to disrupt oppressive practices.”
A group of black doctors offered harsh criticism of the AAMC updates last year. They said the AAMC’s woke policies were a “naïve form of color blindness” that would only perpetuate disparity and likely make it more prevalent. One of the doctors said that the guideline changes would put pressure on medical schools to pass minority students who were not prepared to provide adequate medical care.