(Breitbart) The Association of American Medical Colleges released new standards for teaching medicine that require students to achieve “competencies” in “white privilege,” “anti-colonialism,” and “race as a social construct,” among other race-essentialist ideas.
“Since the founding of the United States, there have been systemic health and health care inequities grounded in racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and other forms of discrimination that still permeate our current health system,” the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies Across the Learning Continuum,” which the AAMC released this month, states.
“Recent broad societal calls for social justice and the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have added urgency to the need for improved integration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in medical education and training,” it continues.
According to the AAMC, it is therefore incumbent that requirements and curriculums for medical school be changed to reflect the American left’s social justice proclivities.
Because the radical left requires that race and gender training ought to be a perpetual state of being, the three stages of training are referred to as “new to DEI journey,” “advancing along DEI journey,” and “continuing DEI journey.”
Therefore, someone who is new to the “journey” — entering residency — must demonstrate “evidence of self-reflection and how one’s personal identities, biases, and lived experiences may influence one’s perspectives, clinical decision-making, and practice,” according to the guidance.
They must also demonstrate the “value of diversity by incorporating dimensions of diversity into the patient’s health assessment and treatment plan” as well as “knowledge of the intersectionality of a patient’s multiple identities and how each identity may result in varied and multiple forms of oppression or privilege related to clinical decisions and practice.” [Emphasis added].
Faculty physicians are supposed to play the part of “role model” in showing how to institute the thinking into medical practice.
Those entering residency are also expected to identify “systems of power, privilege, and oppression and their impacts on health outcomes (e.g., White privilege, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, religious oppression).”
“Articulat[ing] race as a social construct” is also required for young doctors because it is apparently “a cause of health and health care inequities,” though “not a risk factor for disease.”
This exercise is part of the AAMC’s push to practice “anti-racism and critical consciousness in health care.”
Further in that section, the AAMC identifies “colonization, White supremacy, acculturation, [and] assimilation” as “systems of oppression on health and healthcare.” [Emphasis added].