Most of the nation’s elite medical schools are focusing on the “racialization” of medicine, with at least 39 of 50 colleges and universities having within their curriculum some training on ideas related to Critical Race Theory (CRT).
“The national alarm should be sounding over the racialization of medical school education. The swiftness and depth to which race-focused social justice education has penetrated medical schools reflect the broader disturbing trends in higher education,” Legal Insurrection founder William A. Jacobson told Fox News.
Jacobson is a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School and founder of the CriticalRace.org database, and has launched a comprehensive investigation into the reach of Critical Race Theory in the U.S. education system.
The professor explained that 39 of the top 50 medical schools “have some form of mandatory student training or coursework” related to CRT and 38 offer materials by authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, whose books explicitly call for discrimination.
Jacobson warned that medicine in the country no longer focuses on the patient as an individual, but now focuses on racial or ethnic stereotypes.
Critical Race Theory in universities: terms, lectures, and new subjects
According to Criticalrace.org, topics related to CRT are expressed differently using terms including “anti-racism,” “cultural competence,” “equity,” “implicit bias,” “DEI – diversity, equity and inclusion,” and Critical Race Theory.
The study also found that there are 12 medical schools with specific departments that address CRT such as the Community, Anti-Racism, and Equity Committee (CARE) at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, which established the Discussing Anti-Racism & Equity (DARE) course aimed at frontline emergency medical providers.
According to the study posted on CriticalRace.org, the curriculum for these medical students includes “conferences on racism and equity, simulations, reading groups, and film screenings integrated into the existing education at Brown in order to ‘encourage anti-racist attitudes and behaviors’ and to provide ‘equitable and actively anti-racist care’ by assessing implicit bias and structural racism.”
“[Students] are attending medical school to learn about medicine and patient care, not as a refresher course on undergraduate race-focused education (…) resources should instead be used “to expand medical knowledge and patient care, not to enforce an ideological viewpoint,” Jacobson told Fox News.