Don’t get sick reason #17,314
The process for becoming a doctor is intentionally and necessarily difficult. From the very beginning and along every stage it was designed to wash out those without the aptitude and ability. Lots of kids show up at college thinking they are going to be a doctor, right up to the moment they hit the real pre-med classes and get crushed. The granddaddy of the washout classes is organic chemistry. Many a dream of becoming a wealthy surgeon went up in flames after Organic Chemistry 101. I didn’t take Organic Chemistry (or any sort of actual science classes) in college because while I don’t understand the first thing about OC, I know enough to realize that I would flunk any Organic Chem class in epic fashion. Two geology courses were the sum total of my sciences requirement.
This being 2022, it is now the case that anyone who wants to become a doctor should be allowed to, especially if they are “Underrepresented in Medicine”, aka black or mestizo. Things like basic ability in the physical sciences, culminating in organic chemistry, shouldn’t hold one back from medical school. Enter New York University and 84 year old Maitland Jones Jr.
Jones has a B.S, M.S. and PhD from Yale. He formerly taught at Princeton and was most recently at NYU. He is a widely recognized expert in the field of organic chemistry but there is a problem: he expects his students to put in the work and master the material in order to pass his class. Not an issue, not in 2022.
82 students complained and got Jones fired because his organic chemistry class was just too hard.
As Steve Sailer points out
Organic chemistry is a crucial course for a college, since it serves as the chief weed-out course for pre-meds.
Again, I never took an Organic Chem class and couldn’t pass one even if I tried, and that helps explain why I didn’t follow in my dad’s footsteps and go into medicine. Sailer also asks the obvious question: what demographic made up the 82 whiners?
The Not So Great Reset seems to be a general slacking off.
Strikingly, this article doesn’t bring up any Diversity angle, although I presume there was one to a moderate degree. An interesting question is whether a pay to play college like NYU has a greater or lesser Diversity Problem than richer colleges.
You can draw your own conclusions but suffice it to say, the problem with students not passing Organic Chemistry might have more to do with demographics than Maitland Jones Jr. being a big ol’ meanie.
Meanwhile the American Medical Association (AMA), The American Academy Of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association are claiming that hospitals that perform genital mutilation of children have received “threats” and are asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to crack down on speech critical of “doctors” that cut off the penis of underage boys or perform double mastectomies on otherwise healthy teen girls that think they are boys.
Three major medical associations have asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate and prosecute people who are threatening violence against children’s hospitals and physicians that provide gender-affirming health care.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association and the Children’s Hospital Association wrote to Garland on Monday. Their demands come amid a spate of threats against doctors and institutions that provide medical care for transgender kids, sometimes including hormones or surgery for older teens.
Children’s hospitals nationwide have substantially increased security and are working with law enforcement, while some providers now need constant security, the associations said.
Is there any evidence available to the public to support these claims of “threats”? Of course not. We just take their word for it. The article refers to mutilations as “gender-affirming care” and “evidence-based health care”. What is “evidence-based health care”? It is any “health care” that checks off the woke boxes and provides a nice income stream for hospitals. Like referring to the murdering of an unborn child as “women’s reproductive health”, “gender-affirming care” is code for carving into teenagers who are confused and unhappy, because teens never have been confused or unhappy in human history until now.
This comes in the wake of Matt Walsh exposing Vanderbilt University’s child disfigurement program and is clearly aimed at suppressing free speech by those who question why genital mutilation when performed in Africa is bad but when done in America is “health care”.
The medical field is quickly ceasing to have much to do with medicine at all.