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North Carolina Republican Rep. Greg Murphy, who is a physician, ripped a North Carolina medical student who appeared to be bragging about intentionally injuring one of her patients.
The student, Kychelle Del Rosario, attends Wake Forest Medical School in North Carolina. She tweeted in late March that she had “missed” the vein of one of her patients during a blood test after he allegedly mocked a “she/her” pin identifying her gender pronouns.
ETHICS PROFESSOR SLAMS MEDICAL STUDENT WHO IMPLIED SHE POUNDED PATIENT FOR MOCKING HIS PRONOUN PIN
Del Rosario tweeted: “I had a patient I was taking blood from, saw my pronoun pinned down and laughed loudly at the ‘She/She’ staff? Of course I do! What other pronouns are there? he even?’ I missed his vein so he must have gotten stuck twice.”
The student and the university have come under heavy criticism for the incident, and Del Rosario now claims she missed the patient’s vein due to “inexperience”. She deleted the tweet.
Murphy suggested that Del Rosario will need much thicker skin if she intends to be a doctor.
“I’ve been in medicine for 30 years,” Murphy said in an interview. “I met patients who insulted me, they even spat on me. [Doctors] are held at a higher level. We take an oath to take care of people regardless of their condition and regardless of the insults.”
Wake Forest University responded to the incident by placing Del Rosario on “leave of absence” and issuing an apology from him. University and Wake Forest Baptist Hospital officials ignored multiple requests for clarification of the length of the suspension.
Murphy said he assumed and expected Del Rosario to undergo remedial ethics training after the controversy. When asked if Del Rosario faced additional penalties beyond his suspension, hospital spokeswoman Paula Faria did not mention any.
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The university says it is necessary to document the actions of any student when treating a patient and that administrators found no wrongdoing when reviewing documentation regarding Del Rosario.
Faria did not respond when asked to provide the documentation to Fox News.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson highlighted the controversy Tuesday night, saying the situation is a clear example of political bias.
“If Kychelle Del Rosario had stabbed a patient for identifying as ‘trans,’ she would have already been expelled,” he added. he said. “But Kychelle Del Rosario has the right policy. She’s a left-wing activist, like the trustees and doctors at Wake Forest who protect her.”