Originally Posted by Ashley1989
But this directly correlates to patient care. It could be reasonable to conclude that a physician who scored poorly and barely scraped by would not be as good of a physician as one who scored very well, so acadmics can be good indicators for success later on. Weight in most situations doesn't affect patient care, so yes this is discrimination, not in the patients best interest as far as patient care.
actually the rationale for this was that since obesity is the leading cause of preventable illness in the USA that a physician who is obese cannot be taken seriously when urging patients to lose weight. Ergo patient care suffers. Whether or not you agree....