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Tokyo Medical University Admits to Sex Discrimination

Is this what we should be thinking when we hear the term “old school?”

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In generations past, women were thought to be incapable of maintaining a medical career due to their commitment to their home and family. That’s why Tokyo Medical University in Japan has recently admitted to making it more difficult for women to get into their school, according to Bloomberg.

Recent reports have revealed that the medical school’s written admission test is deliberately discriminatory against women, working on a points system where men could score a full 100 and women can only reach 80 out of 100. The admissions team would add points to scores from men who graduated college within the past three years, and none to the women’s scores.

Upon the discovery, managing director of Tokyo Medical Tetsuo Yukioka reported that he has the “greatest regret” over the affair, and was considerably shocked this sort of discrimination was still in practice. The university has made a commitment to end the systematic sex discrimination by re-evaluating their admissions process.

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Carla is a recent graduate of Touro College in New York City, where she developed a keen ability to joke her way out of anything. She has previously worked for the Mayor's Office of New York, as well as ABC7 Eyewitness News. She is currently the Senior Editor at CMN, and can be reached at carla@collegemedianetwork.com.

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