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Wokeism Has Taken Over Medical Schools and the Medical Profession

Influential medical institutions embroiled in controversy for promoting radical ideologies, endangering public health.

The descent into ideologically-driven madness within the American medical establishment, notably highlighted by recent events at a couple of medical schools and even within the American Psychiatric Association, signals a dire warning for the state of healthcare and freedom in our nation. Gone are the days when medicine was a conservative-to-moderate profession focused on the unbiased care of patients regardless of their backgrounds. Today, the field is being hijacked by radical left-wing ideology, alienating mainstream America and compromising the very essence of healthcare.

At the University of California at San Francisco, an adjunct assistant professor made a controversial statement to a 300-person audience, asserting that white people are inherently racist due to genetic predispositions towards psychopathy. Meanwhile, at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sherita Golden, a professor and vice president, stirred up significant backlash after sending out a mass email listing identities including “white,” “able-bodied,” and “heterosexual” among others, for which individuals should repent. Furthermore, the American Psychiatric Association published a textbook on gender-affirming psychiatric care that was criticized for its politicized content and language, sparking outrage and concern among nearly 7,000 healthcare professionals who called it unethical and unsafe.

The transformation of the profession has been both rapid and alarming. Data from Stanford University reveals a seismic shift over the past two decades, with the medical profession transitioning from 60% Republican to an overwhelming 80% Democrat. This ideological realignment is not merely a reflection of changing personal beliefs within the profession but a systematic and deliberate ideological pruning facilitated by diversity statement requirements in medical school applications and further indoctrination upon admission. The result? A profession increasingly out of touch with the values and beliefs of a significant portion of the American populace.

The politicization of medicine has tangible and devastating consequences. For example, left-leaning doctors are abandoning conservative rural communities. The crisis is particularly acute in child mental health, where the shortage of psychiatrists and pediatricians in rural areas exacerbates an already dire situation. In its quest for social justice, the medical establishment is, paradoxically, exacerbating healthcare inequalities.

Furthermore, the embrace of radical ideologies such as Critical Race Theory, which promotes discrimination against whites as a remedy for past injustices, is particularly concerning. Such beliefs, now being taught in medical schools across the nation, not only sow division but also undermine the doctor-patient relationship, essential for effective healthcare. When ideology trumps data, the consequences can be fatal, as seen in the opioid crisis, which was fueled by misguided policies based on little evidence.

We cannot stand idly by. The left-wing takeover of medicine does not merely represent a shift in political affiliations; it signifies a fundamental departure from the principles of unbiased care, individual patient outcomes, and, ultimately, the sanctity of life itself. Medicine’s affair with radical politics is a betrayal of its core mission to heal and serve all members of society, regardless of their political beliefs or backgrounds. It is a wake-up call for those who value freedom, objective science, and the integrity of healthcare in America.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.