A doctor warns that at "woke" medical schools, curricula are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness.
Stanley Goldfarb, MD shares his concerns in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal called "Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns."
"The American College of Physicians says its mission is to promote the 'quality and effectiveness of health care,' but it's stepped out of its lane recently with sweeping statements on gun control, and that isn't the only recent foray into politics by medical professionals," writes Goldfarb.
"During my term as associate dean of curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania's medical school, I was chastised by a faculty member for not including a program on climate change in the course of study," he adds. Last month (August 2019), WSJ reported that such programs are spreading across medical schools nationwide.
Responding to this on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Mike Chupp, CEO of Christian Medical & Dental Associations, said medical schools are increasingly focused on social justice rather than equipping medical professionals to treat medical issues.
"We've actually had some medical students from across the country who have come across our Freedom 2 Care website that [we] set up several years ago during the Obama administration – and a number of medical students have written in and said, 'I feel like I'm an incredible minority in my medical school,'" Chupp shared.
Chupp cited the following example: a student from New Mexico said topics in her classes clearly violate her Christian worldview and biblical beliefs, but she said students are not allowed to speak up and that she is ostracized if she asks basic questions about things related to LGBT issues.
"When we provided some of our materials to this particular medical student, she said, 'I'm so relieved to know that there are others in this country,'" he continued. "And so there is quite a bit of politically correct ideology being pushed in medical schools these days."