December 14, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


On Wednesday, December 10, medical students and heath care workers of all nationalities, at over 70 medical schools around the country, held die-ins and other forms of protest, coordinated at 3pm eastern time, under the hashtag #WhiteCoats4BlackLives.

Reports and pictures have from 70 to over 100 students at each campus taking part. Pictures show students and others in white lab coats, holding signs and doing die-ins on the campus commons or in the lobbies, die-ins marking the four and and a half hours Michael Brown's body lay on the street, and marking the 11 times Eric Garner said "I can't breathe." Signs included "White Coats 4 Black Lives," "I Can't Breathe!", and "Silence Does Harm!"

One student was quoted saying "Being healthy is more than having a healthy heart, it's about being safe in the environments that they live in an where they are growing up." At another school, a student ended the silent protest by reading part of the oath medical students take: "I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science... I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings."

Schools where students took this up included:

University of Chicago

Above: University of Chicago. Photo: via Twitter

Below: Northwestern University. Photo: via Twitter

Northwestern University

Albany Medical College, Albany; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; Boston University School of Medicine, Boston; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland; Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program, Los Angeles; Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden; Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles; Duke University School of Medicine, Durham; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta; Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac, North Haven; George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Harvard Medical School, Boston; Howard University College of Medicine, Washington DC; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles; Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Meharry Medical College, Nashville; Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing; Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta; New York Medical College, Valhalla; New York University School of Medicine, New York; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus; Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago; Rush Medical College, Chicago; Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield; Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis; Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook; SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn; Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia; Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth; Touro University California College of Medicine, Vallejo; Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans; University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo; University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix; University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock; University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego; University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco; University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati; University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago; University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana Champaign, Urbana; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore; University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester; University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami; University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor; University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis; University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y.; University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas; University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond; Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem; Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis; Weill Cornell Medical College, New York; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven


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