Elective Course in Culture and Diversity

Date of Review: May, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a comprehensive well thought out elective curriculum consisting of 20 2-3 hour long sessions per week addressing cultural competency and diversity. The resource includes a full syllabus, references, tools for evaluation, a concrete grading system, and links to tools used in the course. It is specifically mentioned that it can be used whole ore separated into parts and be partially or fully integrated into other curriculum. It is geared towards 1st and 2nd year medical students but individual parts could be adapted to residents and other learners. It is primarily a guide since it does not have the actually lecture outlines that were delivered. While it is very worthwhile, it would require faculty with expertise, or invited lecturers, as wells as supported time for the faculty (4 hours/week in addition to the actual course time) in order to implement it. – Barbara Bayldon, MD, NCEAS


Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

North Carolina

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Level of Learner Assessment:

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

Knowledge Application (Case vignette, non-reflective essay)

Demonstration of skill in a controlled environment (OSCE, Simulation)

Demonstration of skill with patients in the clinical or community setting (direct observation, 360 assessment, patient surveys)

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