Critical Consciousness as a Framework for Health Equity-Focused Peer Learning

Date of Review: June, 2021

This resource describes the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine’s experience implementing a year-long series of 2-hour workshops to introduce first year medical students to the principles of health equity, diversity and inclusion. In total, 5 workshops were delivered over the academic year and included group discussions and case reviews. The curriculum focused on peer learning by recruiting and training second year-medical students as facilitators and workshop leaders. The longitudinal format is certainly preferred for novice learners, however as a result might be difficult to implement for others within an already crowded curriculum. -Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

New Orleans, LA

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:


Level of Learner Assessment

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

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