Cornell University is happy to announce the new Pablum Curriculum. The primary goal of the Pablum Curriculum is to build diverse pipelines to populate medical schools and hospitals. The curriculum will be “Free” Speech-free and all members accepted into the curriculum must demonstrate their competence in interrupting their own biases to ensure that there are no uncomfortable conversations or triggering events. Should bias raise its ugly head, we request that a participant report it immediately.
For those applying who are still working towards an understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we will provide some remedial training through a close collaboration with the Inclusive Excellence Academy (IEA), which features customized seminars designed for participants at all stages of their understanding of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Instead of taking courses that deal with writing papers, taking tests, and getting grades based on merit, which result in unnecessary cognitive load, students in the Pablum Curriculum will participate in month-long celebrations.
While the Pablum Curriculum is meant to provide a pipeline to medical school, participants can be assured that biological principles will not interfere with the curriculum. At Cornell, gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of gender. A person’s gender identity may be different from or the same as the person’s sex assigned at birth. In keeping with principles of nondiscrimination and inclusion, students, staff, faculty, and visitors are invited to use of restrooms and facilities corresponding to their gender identity.