Posted on February 23, 2022

All But Two of Top 25 Medical Schools Require Critical Race Theory Training

Jeremiah Poff, Washington Examiner, February 22, 2022

All but two of the top 25 medical schools in the United States require students to undergo some form of critical race theory training, according to new data from a database that tracks such programs in higher education.

The database, a project of the nonprofit organization Legal Insurrection, found that students, faculty, and staff were required to undergo some form of training on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which often incorporates aspects of critical race theory.

Critical race theory, or CRT, has generated nationwide controversy over its presence in schools due to aspects of the theory that claim America’s institutions and culture are systematically racist and oppressive to racial minorities, especially black people.

The list of prestigious medical schools incorporating critical race theory includes internationally renowned schools, such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Michigan Medical School.

The incorporation of critical race theory varies by institution, with some merely recommending resources, such as the book How to be Antiracist by critical race theorist and Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi, while others mandate training for students and faculty.