A medical student and trans rights activist from North Carolina seemed to brag on Twitter about purposely harming a patient who insulted her for wearing a gender brooch that said she/her.
Kychelle Del Rosario, a fourth-year medical student at Wake Forest University, claimed in a since-deleted tweet made public by blogger Jesse Nickles that she purposely missed the patient’s vein during a blood draw so she would have to poke him again.
Her Twitter post was taken down by Rosario, but of course the internet never forgets and were able to capture what she posted.
Here is what she said in the post:
“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? It?’ I missed his vein so he had to get stuck twice.”
The medical school acknowledged online that it was aware of the incident, saying: ‘This student’s tweet does not reflect how Wake Forest University School of Medicine treats patients and provides patient care. We are taking measures to address this with the student.’
Since the tweet, Del Rosario has scrubbed her social media accounts.
It is unclear if any disciplinary action has been taken against Del Rosario, as the university did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.