Congratulations to the Utah State Legislature for having the courage to investigate the admission policy at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The results of the legislative audit clearly show that the medical school has engaged in reverse discrimination in the selection of medical students. Dr. A. Lorris Betz, dean of the medical school, states that medical student enrollment should reflect the population as a whole. That is the goal of the liberal political correctness movement which justifies discrimination to achieve diversity.

The goal should be equality in the selection process to achieve excellence in the profession. Patients who receive medical service from a graduate of Utah's medical school should know that their doctor was selected because of outstanding qualifications and not to achieve a social-policy goal. Residents of the state of Utah who apply for admission to the state's medical school deserve to have their application evaluated without preference for religious affiliation, gender or ethnic background.

G. Kevin Jones

Salt Lake City