A Small-Group Reflection Exercise for Increasing the Awareness of Cultural Stereotypes: A Facilitator’s Guide

Date of Review: March, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a 2 1/2 hour small group format using reflection to increase awareness of racial and ethnic disparities, the conscious or unconscious biases, stereotypes and perceptions and how these may affect health care delivery. The session include a discussion of the issues and terms, an optional video(s) from ‘Words Apart’- a video series on cross cultural health care- a reflection exercise involving participants identifying stereotypes they have about various racial/ethnic groups using post-its on poster boards and further discussion about what they have identified and how this may impact care. MedEdPORTAL includes the facilitators guide. Due to the length of the session this is best suited to medical students or a workshop for residents during a non clinical time.– Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:



Howard University

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Washington DC

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Relevant Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:

Post Only

Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

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