Once known for their rigor, medical schools in this country have been infected by the priori claim that they are racist (“The Corruption of Medicine,” City Journal, Summer 2002). As a result, politics rather than science now characterizes the curriculum.
It’s seen in the movement to abolish the MCAT because Blacks med students do not perform as well on the test as whites. In fact, anything that has the possibility of reducing the gap between the academic performance of whites and Asians on one hand and Blacks and Hispanics on the other is under serious consideration.
I wonder what the ultimate consequences will be in health care after these changes become reality.
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