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American Jewish Medical Association on Talking Point

Medical Antisemitism Part 1 and 2: Introducing the AJMA

by Laura Kessler

Medical Antisemitism Is Real…


A San Francisco psychologist recently told an elderly Holocaust survivor she needed antipsychotic medication because “the Holocaust never happened”…

First year UCLA medical students were required to attend a mandatory DEI class in which a keffiyeh-covered instructor required them to bow down and chant “Free Palestine”…

Doctors and medical residents have been recorded saying vile things about their Jewish patients, and filmed ripping down posters of Israeli hostages…

These are some of the alarming things happening in healthcare environments as the contemporary intelligentsia openly embraces antisemitic ideas following the atrocities of October 7, 2023.

The newly formed American Jewish Medical Association (AJMA) helps launch our spotlight on medical antisemitism with a double episode, and reminds us to take pride in Jewish contributions to medicine during Jewish Heritage Month.

AJMA Founder and President Dr. Yael Halaas discusses how she mobilized a group of doctors following the events of 10/7 to fight bias, and explains the current state of medical antisemitism, what doctors and medical students are experiencing on the front lines, along with the harmful effects of DEI in medical schools.

Inaugural Executive Director Michelle Stravitz explains the overall infrastructure for the first ever American Jewish Medical Association and how all Jewish health professionals from every background including students to retirees and non-clinical patient advocates may benefit and participate to help the cause.


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