Posted December 13, 2017 5:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

When we think of medical school, we often think of how difficult it is for students to get in. After all, even in our current healthcare system, there’s a lot of money to be made as a doctor, so the best and brightest often work hard to get into med school.

However, a group of medical students from the University of California- San Francisco recently staged a protest that should give heart to dumb kids everywhere. They proved that you don’t have to be that smart to get into medical school.

A crowd of some 60 UCSF medical residents, students, and faculty laid their bodies down in front of San Francisco General Hospital on Monday evening during a “die-in” demonstration that challenged the role of law enforcement in hospital settings.

They wore their white coats, held electric candles, and carried signs that read “Imagine Nonviolent De-escalation,” “Hospitalization ≠ Criminalization,” and “Sheriff Out Of the General.”

Their asks?

“We’re wondering if we can provide safety in hospitals in other ways without uniforms and guns and flashing lights,” said Sheyda Aboii, a first-year UCSF student who helped organize the event with the activist group White Coats for Black Lives.

Aboii said she and the others …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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