DOE Investigating “Diversity in Surgery” Internship Program at Chicago Med School After Complaints of Bias

The Department of Education has launched an investigation into the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine following complaints that the requirements for its Department of Surgery’s “diversity” internship were discriminatory.The program is currently only open to members of certain races, and applicants are required to submit a photo of themselves.On January 19, the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights, which is responsible for enforcing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, made the decision to investigate in response to a complaint filed by medical watchdog Do No Harm (DNH) in August of last year. DNH program manager Laura Morgan argued that the requirement “illegally discriminated against on the basis of their race, color, and national origin,” and was thus a clear violation of Title VI.On their we …

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