Medical schools are ‘skirting SCOTUS’ ruling against affirmative action, report shows

FIRST ON FOX: An association of medical professionals is sounding the alarm that medical schools across the country are “skirting” the Supreme Court’s ruling requiring admissions programs to abandon race as a factor.

Do No Harm, a group of physicians, nurses and other medical professionals “focused on keeping identity politics out of medical education,” unveiled new research this week with findings that, despite the high court’s decision in the landmark affirmative action case last summer, “many in the healthcare establishment nevertheless remain ideologically committed to the principle of racial favoritism and reject the virtue of race blindness.” 

“Efforts to game admissions with an eye toward bolstering racial diversity commonly occur under the moniker of ‘holistic admissions,’” reads the study titled, “Skirting SCOTUS: How medical schools will continue to practice racially conscious admissions.”

“In theory, holistic admissions should mean de-emphasizing the metrics that primarily determine admission to medical school (e.g., GPA and MCAT scores) and placing greater focus on other academic qualifications, personality traits, or professional accolades,” it continues. 

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A person protests outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

“In practice, ‘holistic’ admissions often

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