Diversity and Cultural Competency
- Treat other people as they want to be treated, not how you would want to be treated.
- Provide multilingual support. The United States has never declared an official language.
- Appreciate and understand cultural differences
- Be aware of your reactions to those who are different than you
- Examine your attitudes regarding cultural bias and beliefs
- Learn about various cultures and recognize when your behaviors are inconsistent with the values of the culture
- Practice behaviors and attitudes that support effective multicultural communication
- Avoid assuming others' cultural origins
- Increase staff diversity
- Actively take steps to mitigate unconscious bias
♥Making the Unconscious Conscious. Life at Google. 4 minutes.
♥What You Don't Know: The Science of Unconscious Bias and What To Do About it in the Search and Recruitment Process. AAMC eLearning seminar. Free access after completing a brief registration form. 29 minutes.
Cultural Competence for Healthcare Providers. Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education. 9 minutes.
Cultural Competence: Managing Your Prejudices. Gail Price-Wise. 6 minutes.
Incompetent vs. Competent Cultural Care. Diversity Nursing. 7 minutes.
Diversity in Medical School. Kaplan MCAT. 2 minutes.
Why is Applicant Diversity Important to Medical Schools? Kaplan MCAT. 4 minutes.
Weird, or just different. Derek Sivers. TED Talks. 2 minutes.
Diversity - See Yourself at Mayo Clinic. 5 minutes.
Unconscious Bias in Faculty and Leadership Recruitment: A Literature Review. AAMC Analysis In Brief. August 2009.
Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD: A Resource for Medical Educators. AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development 2014.
The Case of the Culture Clash by Dr. Anne Smith. ALiEM MEdIC Series case 1.07.
The Case of the Returning Traveler by Dr. Amy Walsh. ALiEM MEdIC Series case 2.06.
The Implicit Association Test. Project Implicit. Find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.
Sullivan W, Eckstrand K, Rush C, Peebles K, Lomis K, Fleming A. An Intervention for Clinical Medical Students on LGBTI Health. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013.
Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Human Rights. National Health Service. By the end of this module you should: be clear about the definition of equality and diversity; understand how institutional discrimination works; have considered issues of social identity in relation to the medical education system; have explored relevant legal frameworks; have considered how to challenge discrimination effectively; be able to apply equalities principles to the education and training of healthcare professionals.
♥Unconscious Bias @ Work. Google Ventures. 62 minutes.
Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments. Talks at Google. 58 minutes.
Exploring Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine. 30 minutes.
Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: A Strategic Planning Guide. Association of American Medical Colleges, 2014. 60 pages. $50
Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion by Miguel A. Pérez and Raffy R. Luquis (Editors), 2013. 368 pages. $71.15
Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Free online educational program plus small group learning options.
Core Concepts in Cultural Competence. Free coursework that includes case studies, lecture, key concepts, learning activities, quiz and resources.
MedEdPORTAL. Numerous free peer-reviewed teaching mudules on cultural competency. Use link for a search of current resources.