Saturday, May 25, 2024

Why Medical Schools Admit Incompetents

The Wash. Free Beacon reports:
'A Failed Medical School': How Racial Preferences, Supposedly Outlawed in California, Have Persisted at UCLA

Up to half of UCLA medical students now fail basic tests of medical competence. Whistleblowers say affirmative action, illegal in California since 1996, is to blame.

Long considered one of the best medical schools in the world, the University of California, Los Angeles's David Geffen School of Medicine receives as many as 14,000 applications a year. Of those, it accepted just 173 students in the 2023 admissions cycle, a record-low acceptance rate of 1.3 percent. The median matriculant took difficult science courses in college, earned a 3.8 GPA, and scored in the 88th percentile on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

Without those stellar stats, some doctors at the school say, students can struggle to keep pace with the demanding curriculum.

So when it came time for the admissions committee to consider one such student in November 2021—a black applicant with grades and test scores far below the UCLA average—some members of the committee felt that this particular candidate, based on the available evidence, was not the best fit for the top-tier medical school, according to two people present for the committee's meeting.

Their reservations were not well-received.

When an admissions officer voiced concern about the candidate, the two people said, the dean of admissions, Jennifer Lucero, exploded in anger.

"Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?" Lucero asked the admissions officer, these people said. The candidate's scores shouldn't matter, she continued, because "we need people like this in the medical school."

So train some incompetent Black physicians so more Black women can die?

It seems that there is a common myth that Black women die in childbirth because of some sort of discrimination. It is not true. Mexican women do not die in childbirth any more than White women, but probably suffer more discrimination than Black women. An administrator at a medical school should know better.

I deduce from this: Our medical schools are run by people who are too corrupt to obey the law; too stupid to understand medical evidence; and willing to kill Black women with incompetent Black physicians.

If you are a Black woman seeking an obstitrician, I suggest you find a White one, because the Black one is there to kill you.


MikeAdamson said...

And yet the admission scores from UCLA applicants continues to rise. Curious.

CFT said...

My question for this new class of professional incompetency is simply this:

What about tomorrow and future litigation?

The nature of all scams/cons is that you get away before folks figure out they've been lied to, robbed, or fooled. Medical schools can't just disappear in the middle of the night to evade class action lawsuits, and they almost entirely depend upon reputation... so, how exactly do they believe they will be able to hide or evade their current racist ineptitude producing mediocre doctors that will no doubt be getting their respective feeder HMOs involved in all kinds of juicy malpractice litigation?

You would think even smug Doctor mills would be far more cautious with avoiding malpractice oblivion. Tomorrow is just one class action away. I imagine there are all kinds of ambulance chasing shysters already rubbing their hands together and grinning with how this goes.

"Nothing more strikingly betrays the credulity of mankind than medicine. Quackery is a thing universal, and universally successful. In this case it becomes literally true that no imposition is too great for the credulity of men."
Henry David Thoreau

MikeAdamson said...

Life is about choices. Do you believe the empirical achievement scores or do you believe the anonymous critics of DEI? Decisions decisions

CFT said...

There is nothing 'empirical' about DEI requirements, they are overtly bigoted and racist in nature and cause racial division and animosity, not unity.
You want to do something constructive about racism? Stop practicing it under the guise of 'equity'.

MikeAdamson said...

No but admissions tests and GPA's certainly are empirical and that evidence belies the grumblings in this UCLA case. One can oppose DEI philosophically but if the empirical evidence doesn't support the criticism then one should be honest in why. Like in this case.