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Resident terminated for anti-Semitic posts

Residency Program Insider, January 4, 2019

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 A first-year resident training at the Cleveland Clinic has been fired after multiple anti-Semitic social media posts were discovered. In one tweet, Lara Kollab wrote “ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…” She also allegedly called for violence against Jews, trivialized the Holocaust, and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories through multiple social media channels (most of which are now deleted). 

In a statement, the Cleveland Clinic says the hospital learned of the alleged social media activity last year and fired Kollab several months ago. “This individual was employed as a supervised, first-year resident at our hospital from July to September 2018. When we learned of the social media post, we took immediate action, conducted an internal review, and placed her on administrative leave. Her departure was related to those posts and she has not worked at Cleveland Clinic since September."

The hospital says that first-year residents are directly supervised when caring for patients or prescribing medication. "In addition, there have been no reports of any patient harm related to her work during the time she was here," the statement says.

Source: USA Today

 



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