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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:51 AM

Former Cleveland Clinic resident who posted anti-Semitic remarks apologizes

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A former Cleveland Clinic resident who posted anti-Semitic remarks on social media apologized and asked for forgiveness, saying she “would never intentionally cause harm to any patient seeking medical care.”

Lara Kollab, in a statement released by her lawyer Friday, said, “I wish sincerely and unequivocally to apologize for the offensive and hurtful language contained in those posts. This statement is not intended to excuse the content of the posts, but rather to demonstrate that those words do not represent who I am and the principles I stand for today.”

Kollab worked at the Clinic as a first-year resident from July to September 2018 and left the system after the Clinic learned of her social media posts. Her social media accounts have been deactivated.

In her statement, Kollab said the posts were made years before she was accepted into medical school when she was “a naïve, and impressionable girl barely out of high school.” She said she had visited Israel and the Palestinian territories every summer for years and “became incensed at the suffering of the Palestinians under the Israeli occupation.”

Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/01/former-cleveland-clinic-resident-who-posted-anti-semitic-remarks-apologizes.html

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:01 PM

1. I like to give benefit of doubt

but it seems ridiculous to do that in this case. She needs to show, not tell, and forgiveness for this matter will take time. Best wishes in her new career, wherever that may lie.

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:41 PM

2. Yes, her medical career is over.

Getting kicked out during residency is the equivalent to a nail in the coffin. Despite the claims that she was naive, she is smart enough to get into medical school which destroys that argument. She should have know better.

I suspect that she can still get involved with medical research, veterinary medicine, or teaching. However, her hopes to become a physician have vanished.

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