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Modern Healthcare: Healthcare professionals form American Jewish Medical Association

"A group of healthcare workers have banded together to launch the American Jewish Medical Association and fight antisemitism in the healthcare profession. The nonprofit association was founded in November by Dr. Yael Halaas, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, after the start of the Israel-Hamas war. The group is nonpolitical, bipartisan and focused on domestic issues, although members are encouraged to take sides in political issues as they see fit, Halaas said.


Several incidents have occurred on hospitals campuses related to the war, including recently on UCSF Health's Mission Bay campus at its Precision Cancer Building, where antisemitic graffiti referencing the Holocaust was discovered.


The association hopes to become a resource for efforts to combat antisemitism in the medical field, in part by helping develop classes and seminars for students and contributing scholarly articles."


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