Wake Forest University School of Medicine is standing up for one of its medical students who boasted about deliberately injuring a patient who mocked her pronoun badge.
Fourth-year student Kychelle Del Rosario came under fire after she tweeted that she had deliberately injured a man who disagreed with her transgender ideology by missing his vein during a blood draw.
“I had a patient I was doing a blood draw on see my pronoun pin and loudly laugh to the staff ‘She/Her? Well of course it is! What other pronouns even are there?’ I missed his vein so he had to get stuck twice,” Del Rosario tweeted.
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The trainee medic has since deactivated her account and now claims that she missed the blood draw the first time “due to inexperience.” She added that she was assisted by a more qualified medical professional during the second blood draw attempt.
Although Del Rosario has been placed on a leave of absence, classmates have rallied around her and criticized the perpetrator. Erin Liu, an MD candidate at the school, called the missing injection “karma-tic” for the patient.
Wake Forest Statement
The North Carolina university issued a statement saying Del Rosario’s account on social media was not an accurate representation of the actual event.
An investigation conducted by the school revealed that Del Rosario had followed all requirements correctly, Wake Forest medical school Dean Julie Freischlag stated.
“Our documentation verifies that after the student physician was unsuccessful in obtaining the blood draw, the student appropriately deferred a second attempt to one of our certified professionals. The student did not attempt to draw blood again,” she said, according to the university newspaper.
The university’s statement also included a lengthy apology from Del Rosario saying she will reflect on responsible social media use as a medical professional.