Stopping Discrimination Before It Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities – A Medical School Curriculum

Date of Review: March, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a 3 hour workshop curriculum about requirements of Title VI Civil Rights Law in the health care field which includes a didactic power point, case based portion of the workshop of a scenario of a man on dialysis, with actors presenting the viewpoints of the patient and members of the team which is followed by discussion in 2 smaller groups who then report out their findings about the hypothetical case. The resource includes a power point and a facilitators guide- however the scripts of the actors are not included. This curriculum, due to the significant legal component may be best represented in conjunction with a lawyer. There is a self assessment at the end which is optional.– Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Standford University

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?


Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Relevant Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Self-reported learner behavior in simulated setting

Outcome and Study Design:

Post Only

Level of Learner Assessment:

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

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

Knowledge Application (Case vignette, non-reflective essay)

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