Structural Competency: Curriculum for Medical Students, Residents, and Interprofessional Teams on the Structural Factors That Produce Health Disparities

Date of Review: June, 2020

This is a comprehensive packet of materials, from MedEdPORTAL, collated to run a 4 hour workshop on the structural determinants of health. Materials include facilitator guides, power points and evaluation forms: everything one would need to run this workshop. It could be run in small group or large lecture format. Very comprehensive, deep dive look at a familiar clinical situation and subsequent deconstruction of the elements that lead to the patient’s situation. Engages learners in discussion and analysis. Evaluations have shown change in learner knowledge and attitudes. Workshop length of 4 hours and also the prep time is the only drawback to use of this curriculum.–Susan Hasti, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

San Francisco Bay area, California

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner attitude

Measured learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Measured in learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:


Level of Learner Assessment:

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

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)


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