by Ben Zeisloft
Several leading medical schools across the United States will participate in a three-year Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education program.
The program, which is organized by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, attempts to help medical students “dismantle systemic racism and bias in their work and learning environments” while sharing insights across institutions through a virtual learning platform.
The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation — which believes that health professional education ought to contain a “strong social mission” — frequently funds diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
Foundation spokesman Gideon Hertz told Campus Reform that the group spent $377,546 on the project.
The 2021 cohort for the program includes:
- Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
- College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
- Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
- David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
- Duke University School of Medicine
- The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
- The Ohio State University College of Medicine
- University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
- University of Minnesota Medical School
- University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
- University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
Columbia University released an Oct. 18 statement explaining that an executive committee of “students, staff, and faculty will anchor the coalition,” which will eventually encompass all academic programs.
As Campus Reform has repeatedly reported, American medical schools and institutions have increasingly bowed to left-wing social activism.
For example, the American Medical Association recently said that it would “advocate for the removal of sex as a legal designation on the public portion of the birth certificate” to protect “individual privacy.”
Meanwhile, several leading medical journals called for action on climate change.
“Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world, a state of affairs health professionals have been bringing attention to for decades,” the publications jointly wrote in a statement.
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Ben Zeisloft is a Campus Reform Student Editor and Pennsylvania Senior Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform. He is studying Business Economics & Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Ben also reports on economics for The Daily Wire, and his past work can be found in Spectator USA. He is the editor-in-chief of The UPenn Statesman, an independent newspaper devoted to free speech, as well as an editor of the Penn Epistle, a student-led Christian magazine.