"Minority" and "underrepresented" applicants to Penn's Perelman School of Medicine now receive "special criteria" for admissions that includes a waiving of the Medical College Admission Test requirement, also known as the MCAT.
Normally, a student must pass the MCAT in order to get admitted to medical school – but not at Penn. A special program, which recently "broadened" to include more transfer schools, was created to cater to non-White students who are not cut out for medical school but who are being admitted anyway in order to create "equality."
Instead of having to take and pass the MCAT, non-White applicants to Perelman will instead be allowed to simply complete "three semesters of a roster of rigorous science courses," as well as complete an AP (advanced placement) credit in at least one STEM field, or provide "evidence of strong ability on timed, multiple-choice tests in STEM courses."
"Students must also have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, with 3.2 by graduation, according to the website," adds The College Fix. "PASS students are not required to take the MCAT, according to the guidelines." (Related: In order to graduate from an American medical school, a student must now acknowledge hatred for Whites as a prerequisite.)
According to the Perelman School of Medicine Admissions website, this special PASS program exists solely for students who are "underrepresented in medicine," which we are told means exclusively non-Whites.
"PASS students who meet PSOM's academic and professional requirements, are offered linkage admission to the medical school, without an MCAT requirement, and upon review and approval by PSOM's admissions committee," the site adds.
When pressed for answers about how these special exemptions will affect the quality of doctors and surgeons who come out of Penn, school media representative Hannah Messinger simply deferred to the news release without answering the question.
What this suggests, of course, is that Penn knows it will now be churning out piss-poor quality medical "experts" who will botch surgeries, give patients the wrong medicine, and ultimately make a mockery of the medical system – as if modern health care was not already a joke in and of itself.
The PASS program was first created back in 2008, and at that time only included a handful of transfer schools. Since that time, the program has continued to expand as Penn churns out increasingly more unqualified medical "professionals" who skipped the MCAT and coasted right through the program due to their non-White skin color.
According to Dr. Diana Blum, a neurologist who works in a private practice, this lowering of standards is unacceptable, especially for something like medicine that requires utmost care and knowledge to ensure patient safety.
"The stakes are too high (life and death) to start lowering standards or taking shortcuts with basic fundamental scientific knowledge necessary for developing critical thinking skills to diagnose and properly treat diseases," Dr. Blum is quoted as saying.
"If the school wants to improve diversity in the applicant/acceptance candidate pool, it would be better to focus on providing resources (perhaps free MCAT prep classes?) to lift the caliber of diverse candidates up and get them better prepared for the challenges of medical school instead of lowering the standards (which indirectly insinuates that these students are somehow not as capable)."
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