Narrative Reflection in Family Medicine Clerkship – Cultural Competence in the Third Year Required Clerkships

Date of Review: March, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a curriculum which uses narrative medicine to increase medical student awareness, knowledge and skill in cultural competency and understand implicit bias through individual writing and small and larger group discussion and reflection carried out over the course of a clerkship of 1 month duration. There is reading to prepare the student, an initial reflection to be shared in person with co-learners, a series of on line written reflection assignments about clerkship encounters which all receive feedback, culminating in a 3-4 page reflection exercise. The curriculum on the protal includes a handout for the students, and an instructors guide with examples of reflective writing. While this was done for a family medicine rotation it can easily be adapted for other medical student clerkship rotation or resident rotations.– Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


University of Southern California

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Relevant Specialty:

Family and Community Medicine

Level of Learner Assessment:

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

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